I was on Maui the last couple days... setting up some new accounts there who will soon be carrying some great coffee. It's a tough life, you know, when you have to go to Maui and talk to people about coffee. Poor me.
Anyway, I bounced from account to account to account without taking a breath yesterday... got to today and did much of the same... but all work and no play makes for an unacceptable day in my world, so when I realized the account I needed to call on this morning didn't open for several more hours, I did the only logical thing.
I went for an ocean swim.
There are tons of whales cruising around Maui right now so the goal was to see one. It was not a realistic goal but stranger things have happened. I'll save you the suspense- I did not see one. And let's face it, had I seen this in person there's a slight chance I might have completely FREAKED OUT. Even though I didn't catch sight of any whales, I did hear them singing. So they were nearby. It's pretty cool, actually. Next time you come to Maui in the winter, swim out around Makena and dive down about 6 feet and just listen. The Whale Song. It's pretty cool.
I did see a pretty big turtle. I had to swim fast to get a shot of this guy b/c he was movin'.
And how many people get a glimpse of Haleakala from this vantage?
I finished swimming, skipped the beach park shower b/c I was just too cold (um, yes, it was ~80+ degrees out but the water was not as warm as it looks and I did not swim hard enough to get warm so after nearly an hour my hands were without blood and I was shivering and just let it go that I get cold when it's 80 degrees, ok?)... I called on my next account but am pretty sure the owner couldn't smell the salt in my hair (or if she did, she liked it) because she is bringing our coffee into her shop. It was a win win win for everyone today. :)