After the anticipation of crossing the Alenuihaha Channel, its safe to say how relieved we were to be in the beautiful Makena Anchorage. Unfortunately, just after we were settled, the Kona winds started blowing 30 knots and the wind swell grew big enough to continuously come up over the bow. We were relatively stuck onboard till the Kona winds died down later that afternoon. We rowed ashore and explored the big beach, little beach. The little beach to our surprise was a naked beach and beside the one fat lady, about 50 naked men were sprawled about the beach. I think Kelsey and I would've been a little more bashful of making our way across the beach if we hadn't been watching so much game of thrones over the past few weeks. We made our way across the beach and up the mountain for the most beautiful sunset. Watching Solace sway about in the crystal clear blue water. Relieved and happy to have safely made it to Maui.
No worries, the Lahaina Harbor is by far the safest place we've been so far. Easy to get around, easy to surf, always something to do, and nothing to worry about. We took full advantage of our stay here. We joined the Lahiana Yacht Club and spent most of our evenings drinking mai tais and eating hula pie. Every sunrise and sunset I surfed the small punchy wave and everyday we wandered the town and its art galleries.
Being so safe and protected in Lahiana, we almost forgot what the ocean was like. Just 5 miles north of Lihiana we hit the trade winds - 25 knots right on the nose with wave after wave splashing over the bow. Running around closing hatches as the water splashed into the boat. we all laughed as we talked how nice and calm lahiana was. Still in my pajamas I reeled in the biggest Mahi Mahi I had ever caught! Bouncing around from the sea we tried and almost lost her overboard as the Mahi Mahi flopped all over the place. They are the most beautiful colored and best tasting fish but the saddest to kill. the second they start to die there color fades from the most beautiful green to grey almost in an instant.
We continued on to anchor in Honalua Bay. We spent the day scuba diving eating Mahi Mahi tacos and strolling around the bay in a little dinghy.