As the sun dropped low it threw some beautiful color to the clouds between the pali and Lanai. As the days grow shorter the sunset is moving toward the south instead of setting behind the west Maui mountains. Luckily there were enough cloud lines to make some colorful magic as daylight was ending.
Iao is a special place. Also a great relief from hot afternoons. Everytime we go there we see or experience new things. This day we noticed the roots of the trees that grew around large and small rocks visible now because a heavy rain a year or two back washed away much of the dirt. This mixed interestingly with the greenery of the mountains and pines. Truly magical.
A walk out to the beach finds dunes, grass and sprawling ground cover plants. Some have bright flowers at times adding nice color to the already stunning views. Plants like these pohuehue with their pretty purple flowers actually protect the sand and land from blowing or eroding way.
It’s nap time for these turtles. This rocky shore is a popular resting place for them and this day about 14 months back was the most We’ve seen. We counted 15 including the one near the vegetation. Some were bunched up and sleeping on each other. Definitelyf a treat to see so many and look back through photos on the phone that remind us of the special moment.
One of the cool things about Maui is how easy it is to access beaches and the ocean. For people that just landed or are running errands in Kahului Kanaha Beach Park is a peaceful retreat to stunning ocean views. You can walk through the pines or down the beach, watch Kitesurfers and Windsurfers or take a dip in the rejuvenating Maui waters. This beautiful park sits just to the north of the Kahului Airport and there is a road out of the airport to it!
A Lahaina Noon is whe the sun is straight overhead which causes objects to cast no shadow. This is in the regular sense where a shadow is off to a side of objects. For things that have a larger top it creates a perfect outline shadow. We used a cup and it was fascinating how the shadow was a perfect circle below the rim on concrete.
Noteworthy is how rectangular the phone is when we photographed the cup.
Loved Maui since the first time here and now it's home. Been convincing people to experience the magic here for years. This place makes you feel so alive and in awe of the beauty. You can look at the same places everyday and see something new. Also you run into interesting people and share good stories and times unexpectedly. This is something that needs to be shared, so here we are! It won't document everything, but things where getting a photo or having the time to write it down is possible will be posted here. Aloha and Mahalo from Maui.