I went snorkeling again yesterday. It was once again with Paul and his neighbor Bob. We went south of Kihei this time. About as far south as you can go. This area is the spot of the most recent volcanic eruption… a hundred some-odd years ago. You can really tell. There are areas that are just swaths of broken volcanic stone.
This area is also a nature preserve, so it’s a great place to snorkel. Bob had been here before, but he went right when he got in last time. This time, we went left. In the picture below, the spot we got in is where there is a person standing in the water by the shore. Our farthest swimming point was out to the end of that rocky outcropping on the far end of the bay.
It’s nice if a snorkeling spot has a sandy place where you can get out into the water. This one did. There were several other snorkelers there since this is such a nice place.
It was a great outing. We saw lots and lots of fish. Bob and Paul were excited about seeing lots of varieties of butterfly fish, as well as giant parrotfish, and even more giant ulua fish. The ulua were amazing. We saw a school of big ones. They’re caught as food by fishermen here, but these were safe because we were in a preserve. They seemed to know it, because we got quite close to them.