Thursday, February 11, 2010

From Maui

We sailed for two hours tonight on Lahaina Bay
at sunset, on a fifty footer with a grizzled, blue-eyed
and perpetually cheerful captain named Gene
and his 22-year-old mate named Debbie Jean
(whose job while not hoisting sails and securing
the rigging was filling our plastic champagne cups
and handing out macadamia chocolates). We were
periodically accompanied by hundreds of Spinner
Dolphins -- their dorsal fins arcing above whitecaps --
while gray whales breached and spouted all around us.
The sun dipped down behind Lanai, and we headed
back to dock at twilight.

(No photos yet because I just discovered that I left
my card reader at home. Will pick one up tomorrow.)

I could sleep for a month.


  1. So great that you're relaxing; sounds like a really magic time - and romantic! Looking forward to photos.

  2. Uh-huh! Rub it in! Heh, heh.

    Glad to see you guys are having a great time.

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  4. It sounds amazing there--dolphins, champagne, on a incredibly romantic. Paul must be singing "Bali Hai" on a daily basis ;o)