Ready to Zip!

Ready to Zip!

Tuesday morning, our last full day in Hawaii, found us rising a bit early to head down to Skyline Eco Adventures for our big ziplining outing.  Neither of us had ever been ziplining before, so this was our big splurge for the trip. We took a big van up the side of a brushy hill to the “outpost” where we were outfitted with harnesses and helmets.  Then, back in the van and on up the hill to our first zip line.  After a short instructional introduction, we were off!  Our two guides zipped our group of ten back and forth across the valley four times before we took a break for breakfast.  After breakfast, we zipped another three lines. In general, zipping is easy, and also a strange mix of exciting and relaxing.  It sort of has the same feel as swinging on a big swing, or sliding on a big slide.  You feel the breeze in your face, hear the zipping of the line in your ears, and in our case, had great scenery to look at on our way across the valley.  The first video below is me coming across one of the zip lines.  The second is of Craig taking you along for the ride.

The view at breakfast

The view at breakfast

In the afternoon, we headed north to a beach that tripadvisor.com recommended for snorkeling. Even though we jumped the gun and stopped one beach too early, we still had a great snorkeling experience in Mokuleia Bay. We saw a pink squid, several fish that appeared to be outfitted with neon lights, another sea turtle, and an octopus! It was amazing to watch the octopus change color to match everything it touched.  It even blended itself with patterns on the rocks! All in all, a perfect last “activity” on the island.

For dinner, we went to LuLu’s Lahaina Surf Club, because one of the zip line guides tipped off to their happy hour.  Of course we would learn this on our last night, but apparently happy hour in Hawaii means that the food is half price, not the drinks!  So, we had a really great dinner for a really great price.

Zip Line and Coast

Zip Line and Coast

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