Dec 23, 2011

Full Speed Ahead

"So we sailed on to the sun,
Till we found the sea green,
And we lived beneath the waves,
In our yellow submarine ...."

Some of you may already know this fact: My dad doesn't swim. Or float. Forget about seeing him wading up to his ankles, much less his knees. He's just a little bit afraid of the water. And, he doesn't like fish that much either.

Therefore, it was a big deal when he said he'd be interested in taking a little cruise - underwater - while visiting the House of Good Living.

So, off to our deep sea adventure we went aboard the Atlantis V (built in Everett, WA). Our destination: a series of coral reefs which lie 129 feet below the ocean's surface alongside a sunken ship. Dad was a trooper the entire voyage and I'm pleased that we got to see spinner dolphins, lots of reef fish and even a white tip shark.

The Maui Ocean Center was next on the list and dad's immersion into all things water-borne on Maui became complete. A couple of beach visits (Dad's partial to Kapalua Bay), turtle-watching and whale-spotting rounded off the organized activities during his visit. Which is now coming too quickly to a close. He flies out tomorrow. The bottle of SPF 90 sunscreen that made it to Maui in his carry-on is going to stay with us. As are too many nice memories to recount here.

Aloha, Dad. We'll miss you.

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