Jet lag got us up before 7am, making the morning long and enjoyable. We strolled along the beach up and down, passing half dozen resort hotels–Kaanapali is purported to be the first planned resort in US, and it certainly shows.

Then went to Lahaina about 11am and stayed until about 4pm in the toursy area. Most stores sell identical stuff, but it’s still a nice and lazy walk, especially under the huge Banyan tree. I bought a shirt and pants–I think the very first time in my life when I actually want to buy some clothes for myself. Have to wear a Hawaiian shirt in Hawaii, don’t you?

The highlight is that during our sea-side lunch, there’s a whale playing not too distantly, stirring up massive amount of water. What a contrast to our last whale watch attempt at Cape Cod, where we sailed 2 hours in miserable wind and rain, only to catch 3 fleeting glimpses of a tiny patch of a whale’s back.

We went back to Lahaina for dinner at a Japanese steak house. Nice wrap-up for a Lahaina day.