The setting of Missing on Maui.

Maui beach

Maui beach

 

Maui beach

Water spraying through a blowhole.

Water spraying through a blowhole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

waves as the sun begins to set

waves as the sun begins to set

peahens at the Garden of Eden Tropical Garden on the Road to Hana

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)

Tropical garden on the Road to Hana (like Kate, we never made it to Hana either, the curves got to us)

more of the Garden

view from the Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a rainbow eucalyptus tree

a rainbow eucalyptus tree

 

waterfall

waterfall

Rd to Hana trop garden 9 Keopuka Rock Overlook

Where Kate sat on the bench and lost track of time.

Where Kate sat on the bench and lost track of time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rd to Hana trop garden 11

bamboo

bamboo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peacocks at the gift shop

Peacocks at the gift shop

Iao Needle 1 Maui

 

 

 

 

 

The Iao Needle

The Iao Needle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View from the Needle

View from the Needle

 

The Bailey House Museum, in an old missionary house in the town of Wailuku

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 those first migrating to Hawaii from other islands

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

cloth made from pounded tapa bark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Old Lahaina Luau

Old Lahaina Luau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rf Maui luau 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the kalua pig

the kalua pig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rf Maui luau 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rf Maui luau 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rf Maui luau 8a

The costumes for the Tahitian dance (the fake “hula” we see on TV and in movies)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rf Maui luau 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rf Maui luau 9

dessert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sunset cruise along Maui shoreline

sunset cruise along Maui shoreline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rr Dinner cruise 3b turbines on the mountainside

 

 

 

 

 

rr Dinner cruise 5 sunset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rr Dinner cruise 5e sunset

Lahaina

Lahaina, Front Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

t Lahaina, Maui 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

t Lahaina, Maui 6

 

 

 

 

 

Lahaina, Front Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Between the breeze and the humidity, I didn't even try to style my hair.

Between the breeze and the humidity, I didn’t even try to style my hair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center

 

The turtles hiding in the shade

The turtles hiding in the shade

 

 

 

 

 

rrr Maui Ocean Center 7d turtles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A hammerhead shark

A hammerhead shark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more sharks

more sharks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rrr Maui Ocean Center 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A unicorn fish

A unicorn fish (for real)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halema'uma'u Crater of the Kilauea Caldera -- Volcano National Park, on the Big Island of Hawaii

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

Steam vents near the road in Volcano National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close-up of a steam vent

Close-up of a steam vent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Going down into an underground lava tube

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)

inside the lava tube (a circular tunnel formed by lava flowing underground)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The park that preserves the ancient Place of Refuge

The park that preserves the ancient Place of Refuge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lava by the water

The lava by the water

Where Pele, the goddess of fire, once did battle with her sister, the goddess of the sea

Where Pele, the goddess of fire, once did battle with her sister, the goddess of the sea

 

 

 

close-up of the lava

close-up of the lava

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mural -- the king of Hawaii was revered like a god.

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.

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.

But if you made it to the Place of Refuge, you were spared.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

p 5d -- park w Place of Refuge

p 5f -- park w Place of Refuge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

replica of a small temple

replica of a small temple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A tree growing right through the lava (on left)

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

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.