My company took all its employees to Maui for a long weekend in January 2008. On the first day, I drove down the Hana Coast with a couple of friends to Kipahulu. At Kipahulu, we hiked the Pipiwai trail to see the spectacular bamboo forest and Waimoku falls. On the second day, I went on a long snorkelling trip with Blue Water Rafting to the Kanaio coast, as well as Molokini. We were extremely fortunate to see and swim with a whale shark in the deep water just off Molokini --- swimming in seemingly bottomless water alongside the whale shark with sunrays lancing through the water was a singular experience.