Maui weather 80 degrees and sunny
Ate breakfast at the hotel…not again. Way too expensive. I knew that but I was not awake.
Wandered over to Whaler’s Village and bought a new hat, looked in the windows. There’s a scrimshaw shop that has objects inspired by netsuke, only about twice as large. Well done, though. Tommy Bahama, Reyn Spooner, Island Living, Maui Dive Shop, Honolua Surf Shop.
Noticed the palm trees around the resorts all have piton marks. To prune these trees little guys clamber up the trunk with piton’s attached to boots and a leather belt around their waist. The trunks have the scars. Looks like abuse.
A lot of people here. More than I remember from previous visits. Not as many Japanese, though they are still here. The frontdesk has a Japanese language newspaper and there is a concierge for Japanese speakers.
Kate and I are off to Lahaina Town. There is a banyan tree there that spreads out over half a city block.