Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Lunch in Kihei and Walking back to Wailea

As we walk along the water in Kihei, we see many surfers paddling out and riding the waves back in.

Surfers in the water

At the end of Kalama Park, we come up on a humpback whale statue, commemorating that Hawaii is the only place in the United States where humpback whales mate, calve, and nurse their young.  Every November to May, over half the the North Pacific humpback whale population migrates over 3,000 miles (4,830 km) to the warm, protected waters of Hawaii.

Humpback whale statue

We pass Maui bus stops, just small places to rest while waiting for the bus.

Bus stop bench

We had been hoping for fish & chips at Maui Fish & Chips, but they are closed for the holiday and we get fabulous fish tacos and ahi poke prepared two different ways (traditional and spicy) at the nearby ABC Store and eat in the park across the street.

Fish tacos and ahi poke (two ways)

As we walk back through the nature preserve over Eddie Pu trail, we stop to admire the view and watch the people out fishing.

More beaches

Along the Eddie Pu trail

Greetings on the trail


We pass through the Kihea harbor and spot a sea turtle that has crawled out of the water and is slowly turning around to head back into the Pacific.

Kihea harbor

Sea turtle ashore

We leave Kihei behind and cross the beaches of Wailea, heading back to the Grand Wailea, to wind up the day.

Wailea coming up

Back at the Grand Wailea

As the day winds down

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