Woke up, walked out to see the ocean and greet another magical Maui day. Right in front of me was a cloud with a slight rainbow effect in it. It looked amazing and tried to snap a shot of it. It looked good on my camera phone, but faint when imported to computer. Hopefully vivid enough on here. Sometimes one of the hardest things about Maui is sharing a visual image of the magic. Remember magic involves tricks. This could be a trick of the light. It was along the lower part of the top edge of the big puffy cloud. Visable for a moment then gone. Enjoy the magic!
Out for a morning surf on a beautiful morning. The island is very green in areas normally a bit drier in Summer. While enjoying the view between waves quite a few turtles popped up. Many of them smaller, younger ones. As I was watching one I turned to my left and saw a large one close enough to touch, but it is not good for the turtles to touch them. It stayed for a little before moving on. A friend said "you must be special". I sure felt lucky and said -ThankYou Maui! Truly the kind of magic of living and being here that makes all of us feel special.
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.