We started our morning with walking in beachfront Lahaina just to get some exercise. It has gotten really, really hot and muggy here so it was nice to start out the morning in the cool. But as we walked it started getting hotter.
We noticed a craft fair getting set up in the shade “under the banyan tree”. We looked around a bit and then a little before lunch we decided to come back to the condo and stopped to eat at The Fish Market. We got Fish and Chips (thankfully only one to share) and still couldn’t eat all of it.
We came back to the craft fair area about 2:00 because we had tickets to get for a submarine ride. After getting the tickets but before getting on the boat we heard some Hawaiian music and went over to check it out. There was a group playing and a lady doing the hula to their songs. They passed out flyers about a show they were doing that night. We decided to get tickets for the show on Yelp. (Thank you Warren).
We left the Hawaiian music and waited in line to get on the boat for the submarine ride. While we waited the boat docking in the next place came in and several men were really excited because they had caught this 7 foot long swordfish that weighed 50 pounds. Here is a picture:
We had decided that it might be too shocking of an experience to have two 60+ year olds going snorkeling so we opted to go out to see the fish and coral in a glass bottom boat called The Reefdancer. We could stay in our regular clothes, stay dry, and see what was down under the water.
That all made logical sense until both of us started sweating like crazy and getting nauseous. We told the worker blocking the stairs going up on deck that we had to get out of there. Something on our faces must have given him no doubt of what we said. We sat on the top deck for the last hour of the trip (total trip was 2 -1/2 hours) with me fighting hard not to feed the fish. One of the workers on the submarine told me to hold an ice cold soda behind my ear to ease the nausea. It really helped!
But no pictures “down under” because we had to run upstairs! Note to self – “Do not join the Navy,” said Stan.
We were so hot and still nauseous that all we wanted was to get in our pool at the condo. We hurried home and cooled off in the pool and then slept for an hour. Next we were on our way to the Slack Key Hawaiian show that we had purchased tickets for.
We really enjoyed this show. The singers George Kahumoko, Jr. and Ledwad Kaapana were so laid back and the music was so relaxing and mellow, along with the cool ocean breezes blowing through the open-air tent setting. Stan and I were not the youngest ones there either! The show started at 7:30 and did not end until 10:00.
Judy got a Lei as a prize from the hula gal because we reponded to their Banyan Tree invite.
Also, the venue was at the prestigious Napili Kai Beach Resort. A mere 40 years earlier to the day, a much younger Stan Wigh accompanied his family to the same resort. Nostalgia.