Often late day clouds will block the dropping sun. This creates the belief that sunset won't be very colorful. Many amazing sunsets came from sunshine obscured by clouds. Maui brings the magic - sometimes you just have to wait for it.
The volcanic creation of these magical islands of Hawaii give us many fascinating things to look at. Pu'u Ola'i cinder cone at Oneuli (dark sands) beach deposited lava that got pounded into sand. Lava can be black and sometimes red. Looking up the side of the cinder cone is a winding trail of reddish dirt and gravel that cuts through the diagonal black lava ridges and lands in a pile on the beach.
On the way into Kahului to run errands the sun over the west Maui mountains and rain on Haleakala threw in a beautiful treat. Double rainbows visible from Mokulele hwy. On the way back along S. Kihei road looked towards the water to see some zig zag clouds and red sunrays at sunset. Maui brought some unexpected Aloha Friday Magic!
There was rain in Wailea and sun in Kihei, so a great time to venture south late day. On the way back from an enjoyable rainy beach walk - it doesn't rain often, so it's a treat to experience and watch it rain on the ocean or other islands - I decided to stop off at Keawakapu for sunset. A mix of clouds always makes for stunning colors and effects. This one is a new favorite with its fiery, stormy, contrasts in the sky and on the water.
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.