Posted in November 2011

O’heo Gulch

O’heo Gulch

O’heo Gulch, also known as the Seven Sacred Pools, is a series of waterfalls about 10 miles outside of Hana that flow into the ocean.  We managed to beat many of the tourists there today and have a splash in the water. Charles Lindbergh, the famous aviator, is buried nearby.  Apparently he lived the last … Continue reading

The Road to Hana

The Road to Hana

Hana is the biggest village on the very eastern side of Maui.  While it’s only around 40 miles away from the main airport the drive takes a little over two hours.  The road is well maintained but constantly turning and curving and sprinkled with one lane bridges.  It must take all the aloha the experienced … Continue reading

Sliding Sands Hike at Haleakala

Sliding Sands Hike at Haleakala

Haleakala is a dormant volcano on the east side of Maui island. It’s a beautiful sight whether you’re down on the beach or up on top looking into the various craters. During a visit to Maui in 2008 we took the Sunrise Bike Tour offered by the Haleakala Bike Company.  They take you up VERY … Continue reading

Snorkeling at Molokini

Snorkeling at Molokini

Molokini is a volcanic crater that arises out of the water between Maui and Kaho’olawe.  As you drive around Maui it’s hard to miss and I’ve always been curious about it so we decided to book a snorkeling trip so we could see it close up.  The Pacific Whale Foundation offers a 5 hour boat … Continue reading

Maui Coffee Pilgrimage

Maui Coffee Pilgrimage

Tee is a huge fan of coffee and realized that he had never seen a coffee plant in person before.  While I believe most of the coffee grown in Hawaii is in Kona, there is a coffee farm in West Maui near Ka’anapali.  We made a pilgrimate to the MauiGrown Coffee company store and tasted … Continue reading

I lost my sunglasses.

I lost my sunglasses a few weeks ago.  This wasn’t a problem because the weather in Seattle had turned into the weather people generally expect from Seattle.  This involves a kind of regular, damp mist and overcast skies.  To a Seattleite, this weather has its own beauty but requires little from the sunglasses department. We … Continue reading