I try to go to Maui every year to visit my sister, Elizabeth, the "egg lady" of Hawaii. She has been an artist at the Lahaina banyan tree for nearly 30 years making egg jewelry. My favorite place to swim is what the locals call Airport Beach (see pic), which is one of the Ka'anapali beaches. You can swim along the shoreline for miles. When I first enter the water I love to dive underneath and listen to the whales singing. It is an inspiring way to begin and end my swims. Most of the time the water is clear enough to see the bottom and see a good variety of fish. I also am very fortunate to see a sea turtle usually on my way back who is going in the opposite direction. The freedom of swimming in open water here is hard to leave behind when it is time to come home.
Maui Sea Turtles is videotaped by Elizabeth May