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Mahalo, Maui

on February 10, 2013

Mahalo means Thank You. It’s said even more often than Aloha. I need someone to teach me You’re Welcome in Hawaiian. My reflex is to thank them back.

When we got to our stateroom yesterday afternoon we found the envelope holding all of our excursion tickets. In the front was a slip reminding us that Ziplining trips have strict weight limits and instructing us to fill in our names, heights, and weights. We have to turn in the slips tonight.

I guess that gives them time to verify that we meet the limits for the trip we chose. I have to tell you that I’m a little freaked out again.

I know that fully clothed I’m still less than the top weight but my mind has returned to the dreaded “what if”? I keep telling myself that I’m not overeating and I’m getting in my exercise.

We walked all around the ship last night, including up and down stairs. Today I snorkelled for at least 90 minutes. I’m sure I’ll be fine but can’t help wishing I’d lost an additional 10 pounds so it wouldn’t even be a tiny worry. I just have to put it out of my mind so that it doesn’t negatively impact the rest of the trip.

Today’s excursion from Maui was phenomenal. We went on a snorkel trip that included a lot of whale watching. Humpback whales were all around us and very active with breaching and pec slapping. Awesome!

The water is so clear! We snorkelled over corals that formed colorful seascapes with several species of beautiful fish. At least half a dozen green sea turtles also swam by.

Photo evidence will have to wait as all my pictures are either on my real camera or the underwater disposable. I promise to share after I get back.

We’re now showered and relaxing. In keeping with vacation mode I plan to nap before dinner. More whale watching tomorrow! Mahalo, Maui. It’s been a great day.

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4 responses to “Mahalo, Maui

  1. Hope says:

    Wow! Snorkeling with whales! I’m so jealous!!!!

  2. Thea says:

    Yes, that’s Hawaii.Land of my birth, and I remember soft air and poufy clouds and a general grace. So happy for you.

  3. Skye says:

    This sounds so fabulous! I’m glad you are having such a good time. Can’t wait to hear about the ziplining.

  4. sigh. sounds wonderful. I am over the moon jealous. Enjoly!

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