what a trip!
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September 6th, 2009 – by: jenn79
We arrive at Big Beach and it's GORGEOUS. Many people were hanging out here but a growing number of people were headed to a path set into the cliffs. Oh dear, this would be a precarious climb.. Joyce and I each had a bag to bear in addition to our purse, but we braved the jagged cliff anyway and scrambled up it to find ourselves in a sort of hideaway beach.
Some dude sitting near us offered us a big of papaya. I was a bit freaked out because he was obviously high, totally naked under his towel, and holding a knife to cut the papaya! Maui is a place where people are so ODD, you can't tell if they're free spirits, or psychopaths. I kept a wary eye on him as he and Joyce chatted. It was really crowded at Little Beach, but so beautiful.
I started getting worried around dusk. Joyce and I had trekked a bunch of crap to the beach and scrambling up a jagged cliff is one thing, but scrambling DOWN on in the pitch dark would be another! We commented that we should probably get going to our new friend, but revealed that there would be someone with a torch assisting people on the cliff when it was dark. But when would that be? 2am? We had a dolphin excursion to go to at 7am tomorrow, so we bid him goodbye, took one last look behind our shoulders at the purple sky, and left the nude beach behind us, making it to the cliff just as the last bits of light were being eaten up by the clouds.
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