12 days away from these beautiful faces.
Don’t worry though, they were spoiled rotten while we were away thanks to my sister. Having a sister who is able to come and stay in your home while you are vacationing in Maui is wonderful. I came home to a house the way I left it, and very clean doggies (I left her with dirty ones). It made it very easy to go away and not be worried..almost too easy.
Mylee would like for it to be public knowledge that Zoey and Molly had a tiki toy brought back for them, and all she got was ear wipes. My poor little red dog.
Maui was incredible. Anyone who loves beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches, snorkeling, hiking, and wildlife everywhere would enjoy Maui. We spent a lot of time on the beach, walking the streets of Lahaina, whale watching, touring gorgeous scenery, and getting carsick on the road to Hana and up to Haleakala’s summit. (that last part meaning ME)
17 hours of travel on the way, 20 hours travel home, totaling 14900km or 9210 miles.. worth every one of them.
A taste of Maui, Hawaii through pictures:
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa – taken from the top of Black Rock, facing the Westin
Hawaiian Monk Seal’s are very endangered with estimates of only 1100 seals left in Hawaii. Approximately 100 of those are located near Maui. I was not expecting to see one of these while we were visiting.
What really impressed me was the response from both visitors and volunteers. These seal’s have an entire team of dedicated volunteers for them. As soon as one is spotted on a beach, a team is dispatched to keep a watchful eye and setup an enclosure around them. This ensures that they have plenty of time and space to get all the rest they need. It is not unusual for them to spend between 24 and 48 hours resting on a beach. We found out from the volunteer that this gal had been resting since early in the morning. She ended up staying on the beach for about 33 hours.
A hui kaua Maui, until we meet again.