The Seward Johnson exhibit at Grounds for Sculpture was extended into this year, so we went again.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
This morning we waited for the morning showers to abate somewhat then headed to the end of the road at Ke'e Beach. It was already so crowded we had to park in an overflow lot. We were there to hike the Napali Coast trail - 2 miles to the beach then return.
I love this view of the reef from up the trail.
We did encounter some showers and the trail was very slippery in spots.
Along the way we saw these orchids
and a neat lizard.
The stream that you have to cross to get to the beach was very high, which we should have realized given all the rain we have been having. So we did not make it to the beach.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
This morning we drove north, headed for our final lodgings at Hanalei Colony Resort, where we have stayed several times. We stopped along the way at the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge where we saw tropicbirds, frigate birds, and albatross.
The setting of our oceanfront condo is very nice. This is the view from the lanai.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
This morning we drove up Route 550 to see Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Park. We had hoped to hike but there had been so much rain the trails were very slippery. This neat falls was by the side of the road.
and from Kalalau Lookout in Kokee.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
We packed up the car and started the drive back to the airport, stopping along the way to walk along the shore at Waianapanapa State Park.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Our accommodations at the Hana Kai Maui are okay though a little crowded for three people, but in a great location on the black sand beach.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
This morning we drove to the harbor and boarded the Four Winds II boat headed for snorkeling at Molokini. It was very rough, both for the ride out and for snorkeling. I rented a wet suit top and the cold did not bother me. But I got very tired of being buffeted by the waves. We stopped on the way back to the condo to get shave ice from Ululani's north of Kihei. Yum.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
We drove up Haleakala early this morning to see the sunrise. It wasn't terribly spectacular.
There were lots of beautiful silverswords around.
We walked a bit down Sliding Sands trail and were fascinated by the ice crystals underfoot. The ground apparently freezes every night then thaws again when the sun comes out.
We drove back down the mountain, stopping at a couple of lookouts with neat views into the crater, and getting a late breakfast at Kula Lodge.