The setting of Missing on Maui.
Water spraying through a blowhole.
waves as the sun begins to set
peahens at the Garden of Eden Tropical Garden on the Road to Hana
Tropical garden on the Road to Hana (like Kate, we never made it to Hana either, the curves got to us)
view from the Garden
a rainbow eucalyptus tree
Where Kate sat on the bench and lost track of time.
Peacocks at the gift shop
The Iao Needle
View from the Needle
The Bailey House Museum, in an old missionary house in the town of Wailuku
A replica of a vessel that may have been used by the people who first migrated to Hawaii from other islands
cloth made from pounded tapa bark
Old Lahaina Luau
the kalua pig
The costumes for the Tahitian dance (the fake “hula” we see on TV and in movies)
sunset cruise along Maui shoreline
Lahaina, Front Street
Between the breeze and the humidity, I didn’t even try to style my hair.
Maui Ocean Center
The turtles hiding in the shade
A hammerhead shark
A unicorn fish (for real)
Halema’uma’u Crater of the Kilauea Caldera — Volcano National Park, on the Big Island of Hawaii
Steam vents near the road in Volcano National Park
Close-up of a steam vent
Going down into an underground lava tube (sorry it’s out of focus; my camera was starting to die)
inside the lava tube (a circular tunnel formed by lava flowing underground)
The park that preserves the ancient Place of Refuge
The lava by the water
Where Pele, the goddess of fire, once did battle with her sister, the goddess of the sea
close-up of the lava
The mural — the king of Hawaii was revered like a god.
Many things were taboo, including standing on the same spot where the king had once stood. The punishment was death.
But if you made it to the Place of Refuge, you were spared.
replica of a small temple
A tree growing right through the lava (on left). To me, the epitome of Hawaii–the vegetation and the people spring back, lush and lovely, no matter what Mother Nature or the rest of mankind throws at them.
Luau on the Big Island our last night in Hawaii
Mahalo for joining me on this photo tour of Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii.