|A big part of Maui's beauty is found underwater, like this green seaturtle or honu'.|
|Oceanus anchored off Olowalu just north of Coral Gardens.|
|The view of the highway tunnel from anchor at Coral Gardens.|
|Four Winds II at Coral Gardens.|
|Pu'u Olai or Red Hill as seen from our anchorage at Big Beach|
|The view from our mooring: rainbows to the east...|
|Sunsets to the west.|
A couple of weeks after anchoring off Mala we met Cory, another local. After a short conversation, he offered to rent us his registered mooring for $50 a month, since he just scored a sublease on a slip in the Lahaina Marina for his boat. We jumped at the offer, especially after he said he would put in all new chain, mooring ball and rope. Having a mooring makes it even easier to come and go on our exploring expeditions. We found the roadstead off Mala to be a great place to hang out. It's one of the few places where we can land the dinghy without getting our feet wet. It's a great place to tie up the dinghy too. Water is available and there's a place to dump our garbage and recyclables. It's an easy walk to three different grocery stores, Barnes & Noble, two different pharmacies, a laundromat and our church.
|Lahaina's famous Front Street is just a short walk from Mala Wharf.|
|Marsha, her dog Fin and grandson Xavier|
at the Lahaina Halloween Keiki Parade.
|The Black Rock from the deck of Oceanus.|
|The West Maui Mountains viewed from aboard Oceanus while underway.|