On our flight to Maui, somewhere over the Pacific
In Kahului - near the Airport
The cottage we rented for the week. We shared this with two friends from Canada - Roland and Sonja.
The Aloha mood. Lots of small camping busses on Maui.
Sunset seen from the Monkey Pod Restaurant where we had dinner on our first evening.
Tracks in the sand. Actually Roland's shoes at Lahaina beach.
Yes, this is one tree. A single one. Not seven or more. It's a single Banyan tree (Ficus Benghalensis). This is a pretty amazing species.
Me - relaxing.
Blow holes suck ... it was really hard to get a decent photo of this one. Took what feels like about a hundred shots to get one that is not completely useless.
Bad Ass Coffee. Of course we had to get a picture of this! Spent some time in the store but they didn't have any nice mugs and we didn't want to buy a T-Shirt and of course we didn't want to spend close to $50 for 350g coffee.
Roland and Sonja on top of Haleakala - waiting for dawn. It was really cold!
Did I mention that it was cold?
Kind of high for such a small island!
Roland and Sonja enjoying that it's slowly getting warmer.
Sun comes up fast once it's over the horizon!
We found this little critter in our Kleenex box - so we put it on the Patio and he came right out. Note that he's still sitting on the box, he isn't much longer than a pinkie!
The Pineapple Inn.
On the way to Hana. We took the southern route on the way to Hana and the northern route back. It was worth it!
Did you know that Charles Lindbergh is buried on Maui? I didn't!
But thinking about it - there are worse places in the world to be buried. That's the view from Charles Lindbergh's graveyard.
Lots of those!
We did a hike through this bamboo forest - it was really amazing. Everything was tight and noisy, bamboo clicking and clacking against each other. Very interesting atmosphere!
On the way back - this beach is used by lots of surfers. On another day we saw lots of them, but not on this trip.
Interesting "naked" trees.
And even more ...
The vegetation is pretty amazing on Maui. The harsh and dry volcano crater compared to the thick green at the northern shore. Stunning.
You got mail!
Hard to catch but the water splashes were easily 10 to 15 meters high.
More bamboo forest.
Enjoying the time away from work ...