Maui Sunsets

I love to take photos of sunsets. No two sunsets are ever the same no matter where they are viewed. I have photos of sunsets on Maui, Kauai, Puerto Vallarta, La Paz, the Oregon coast and a ton of Isla Mujeres sunsets. My daughter and niece told me I never need to take another photo of a sunset. I just can’t pass up a good sunset photo.

View from the lanai at the condo we stayed at which was the last condos on the north end of Kihei.

Taken from the summit at Haleakala National Park

South Kihei

View from the Feast of LeLe in Lahaina – a sit down multi course dinner not your average luau

Softly the evening came. The sun from the western horizon Like a magician extended his golden want o’er the landscape; Trinkling vapors arose

; and sky and water and forest Seemed all on fire at the touch, and melted and mingled together. Author: Henry Wadsworth LongfellowSource: Evangeline (pt. II, sec. II)

After a day of cloud and wind and rain Sometimes the setting sun breaks out again, And touching all the darksome woods with light, Smiles on the fields until they laugh and sing, Then like a ruby from the horizon’s ring, Drops down into the night. Author: Henry Wadsworth LongfellowSource: Hanging of the Crane (pt. VII)

Maui trip August 2006. Part 2 West Maui

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We drove up through Kaanapali, Napili and Kapalua. Denise wanted to see the Kapalua Golf course since it is home of many tournaments.

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The island of Lanai as seen from Napili Bay

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Fleming Beach north of Kapalua

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The oldest banyan tree in Hawaii – Lahaina courthouse square

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Another day we drove to Iao Valley. Very wet and green here

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Many local males were jumping from this bridge into the small pool below. Scared the crap out of me because I just knew someone was going to get hurt. No one did as it seems like they have been doing this since they were small children.

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Iao Needle

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Driving south from Kihei you travel through some pretty expensive real estate, condos and hotels. It is very lush with some wonderful flowers and trees.

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Then a little further south and it gets very dry and you can see cactus. This is the Big Beach which is at the end of the improved road.

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Maui trip August 2006. Part 1

Old report but I am moving this to my blog so everthying is in one place.

Maui photo albums
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Maui Trip Report – Part 1

Last May (2005) I attended an auction for the MT. Hood Kiwanis Children’s Camp. A coworker of mine is the fund raising chairperson for her Kiwanis club. The camp is for severally disabled children and provides them with a week of out door activities at the camp in the Cascade Mountain foothills. I bid on a week stay at a condo on Maui and “won” it. The price I paid was more than double of what it would have been to rent it myself.
My friend and I both used airline miles to book our flights to Maui. So of course we were at the mercy of the airlines on travel dates. I needed to extend our stay at the condo and the owners were very accommodating. They had to do some shuffling between the two condos they owned but we were able to get the extra nights without having to move.
Denise’s travel dates were August 17 – 26 and mine were August 18 – 28. I expected August to be really hot and humid but it wasn’t bad at all. The temperature was mostly in the high 80s or low 90s with pretty strong trade winds thanks to a hurricane about 800 miles away. There were two days that it was HUMID because the trades stopped.
The condo we stayed in is Kealia Resort. It is the northern most condo complex in Kihei. This was a perfect spot. We had a view of the park next door and the ocean from our condo.

Some of the photos I took at Kealia Resort

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Kihei Canoe Club

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