The sun punctuates the circadian rhythms of our lives. Humans from the dawn of time have been captivated by the nightly ritual.
This photo captures the sun, and two islands of Lanai on the left and Molokai on the right. The Clouds showed up to play a starring role.
Sunset in Kahana, Maui
In the Kahana area in west Maui, there are quite a few peaceful coves and perfect snorkeling areas. But elsewhere on the island the waves are magnificently brutal. Here are some rocky coasts with crashing white waves.
Nakalele Point north Maui
North Kapalua at Nakalele Point
Makena State Park among the rocks
up close up and personal Ho’Okipa
crashing the breaker at Ho’Okipa
Ho’Okipa Beach Windsurfing Mecca
Ho ‘Okipa Beach Park
Even though the many shades of blue are stunning, these b/w photos provide a nice contrast.
At the Baldwin House I learned how the Robber Barons of the late 1800’s took over all the Islands by force, so they could make their fortunes. They tried to exterminate the Hawaiians and remove all their cultural aspects. All the Royal Buildings were destroyed.
Lahaina became a whaling town.
Now it is pure entertainment, the sunsets are brilliant.
From Town and the Harbor
surrounded by beauty
The View from Hard Rock Cafe
Bubba Gumps- Location, Location, Location
Front Street from the Harbor
takes up an entire city block
art among the banyan
The Banyan Tree – memorializes the missionaries
The Dole Company – destroyer of culture
first missionary house, hospital, church
Missionaries bring civilatization or ruin?
In the past, I’ve been to the Big Island of Hawaii, Oahu, and Kauai. I had avoided Maui because I thought it was the most “elite”, dominated by 5 star experiences. I don’t know why I felt this way.
What I found was a laid back experience much like the Florida Keys. The Kahana & Napili areas have character.
I also can’t believe how close Molokai and Lanai are to Maui. They are impressive sights.
shadow of a pistil
Kahana Beach with Lanai in the background
Maui Brewery in Kahana
beachwalker molokai covered in clouds
the hook he was using was as big as my head
lunch with a view at Dukes