We have now spent our first few days at our rented Condo in Maalaea on Maui Hawaii.  Pat and I spent a long time searching for the best condo rental unit for this portion of our trip.  We learned that you wanted to be in the SW quadrant of Maui for the best sunshine and views.  Then we looked for the best unit with great views and modern furniture and appliances.

We have everything we wanted in the unit, but we have learned that Maalaea is the windiest spot in Maui if not all of Hawaii.  There is a funnel of wind between the volcanoes that goes right through this area.

The good news is that we are right next to the acquarium and the harbour where I will be taking my snorkelling cruises.  We can walk to both.  The grounds and the pool are perfect and the views towards the 10,000 foot volcano on the south side of Maui is right out our patio door.  But the trade winds blow like the dickens.

So we have to drive to the quiet beaches.  Actually less distance than we would have to drive back home.  We did drive south to  Wailea about 20 minutes south where we would buy if we win 6-49.  In the wind shadow of the volcano and with homes and beaches that are perfect.  For Blaine and Lisa this is the Scottsdale of Maui.  I cannot afford to buy there but I am hoping someone in the family does so we can visit.

Cloudy windy day, although 80 degs plus, so we spent the day at the Aquarium and then exploring by car.  Tomorrow (tuesdsy) I take a 5 hour snorkelling cruise while Pat shops for a dress to wear to Corrie and Ryan’s wedding.  Then we dine outside again.

I saw it snowed in Toronto yesterday and only 9 deg in Courtenay so better here even with the 35 mph wind