Today we celebrate one of our favorite sea creatures, the Green Sea Turtle. It's Hawaiian name is Honu, and is considered sacred by locals. "Turtles are one of the oldest creatures on earth. The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, known as “Honu,” symbolizes good luck, endurance and long life. Turtles can show up as a person’s guardian spirit, known as “Aumakua.” When lost, turtles are excellent navigators and often find their way home. Legend states that a green sea turtle guided the
Oh, where to begin. I'm sitting on our Lanai, suitcases packed, collecting thoughts as we wait to check out. I'm finally adjusted to Hawaiian Standard Time 🤔. I'm sufficiently tanned. This trip has been a whirlwind. Where did the time go? As much as I preach to slow down and take time to relax, it seems we did a lot of running this time. We're used to coming for at least two weeks, and this trip boiled down to "only" 9 solid days. We did see a lot. Even so, there are
Now, it's definitely coming to an end. It's that same old feeling. Thinking about things back home. Packing. The long journey home. You feel it in the pit of your stomach. Ugh. You desperately want to soak up every moment, sight, sound and smell. You know it'll be a while before you experience them again, and they'll carry you until your next visit. May 2017 Day Ten.
Tuesday, we started to feel our vacation slip away from us, and we had to visit Makena at least one last time. We started at Maluaka Beach, but felt the cloud over it was not going to budge. So, it was off to Ahihi-Kinau again. It's funny how you can find sun only a mile or two away from a place which has none. Heidi and I took some really nice video. After that, it was one last stop at Pa'ako Beach (Secret Cove). Obviously, we didn't take this one. But, it show's Secret
Monday, May 8th was a pretty laid back day. After taking a bit of a cloudy day walk on Kam I, II & III, we decided to just relax at the condo and take a ride to Paia in the afternoon. One of our favorite spots there (after Bill and Tara discovered it last year) is the Flatbread Company. While there are branches of this clay oven pizza place in other States, this one uses fresh Maui grown ingredients. So, a late lunch and a couple beers it was. Lahainatown Brown Ale is one
Sunday, started off with an incredible snorkel at Kam III. We had close encounters with 4 Green Sea Turtles! They turned out to be the highlight of the trip. Here are just some of the pics. Later, it was off to Lahaina for some sightseeing, shopping and dining. We've taken a pic along this rail every trip so far. We also made a stop at Kimo's for the lovely view, and some much needed refreshment. While sitting at the bar, a man sat next to Heidi wearing a Buffalo Bills ha
Saturday started out with a nice walk on Kam I, II & III. I love doing it with a cup of coconut coffee. In the past, if we had taken the drive up to the summit of Haleakala (the 10,023 ft. volcano which makes up the southeast side of the island), we would have done it to watch the sunrise. Quite the magical experience. Even if it meant getting up at 3am to make it to the summit on time. This time, we decided to try it for sunset. We headed to Upcountry in the early afternoo