EDIT PICK: Best Place to See Chickens at the Beach, Winner Honolua Bay
How charming you find Maui’s feral chickens (and roosters) depends entirely on where you encounter them. Crossing the road? Charming. Clucking (and crowing) outside your window at 4am? Less charming. Maybe the funniest (and thus among the more charming) places to encounter them is at the beach, and, for whatever reason, they’re usually out in force at Honolua Bay. It’s nice; when you’re not bobbing in the water marveling at the colorful sea life, you can laugh as a hen picks her way between the rocks to peck at some tourist family’s picnic. The very definition of a “what the cluck?” moment.
2011 is the year of the multipurpose. Phones moonlight as cameras, organizers and music players. Your Tumblr is connected to your Facebook which is connected to your Twitter. Surf spots that are also great snorkeling destinations. Maybe I’ve got an incredibly simplistic outlook on life, but I had no idea you could snorkel in Honolua Bay—I thought the whole bay simply stopped existing without the winter swell. Sure, its part of the Mokuleia Marine Life Conservation District, which must mean it has an abundance of sea life and coral, but really? Snorkeling? What will they think of next?