choppy waters and green faces

And then… and then a big catamaran took us to the famous Na Pali coast. Think birthplace of King Kong, and you’re not far off. It is an explosion of fairytale land that rises from the ocean, and it smacks you on your head in furious inspiration…

Capt. Andy (no kidding – we have the t-shirts to prove it) proved to be a masterful skipper. We snorkled with supersized sea turtles…

We raced a bunch of crazy dolphins…

And, best of all, the biggest creatures of the seas put on a whale of a show…

A huge whale makes a pretty nice splash from a somersault, I’ll tell you. Not easy to get these puppies on camera, as they just pop out from the blue rough – but Madli has a stellar trigger finger and a seventh sense…

What a day da-dum-di-dum. However, it could have been awful, had we not been forewarned by an old leathery lady. Smug as bugs we had popped plenty of Dramamine to take the edge of the big – BIG – waves – see, the winter sea at Na Pali is completely outrageous, and most had not been so thoughtful. Pale shadows of people were puking left and right. Me, I was tipping back the brewskies and laughing all the way to harbour…