Exploring Maui

October 2004

View from our balcony at the Royal Lahaina Resort.

Kahekili Beach
Looking toward our hotel, the Royal Lahaina, on northern Ka'anapali Beach (a.k.a. Kahekili Beach).

On the beach
It's Sandy and I.

Bailey House
This house in Wailuku was the home of a missionary named Edward Bailey in 1833.

Iao Needle
The Iao Needle. In traditional Hawaiian it is called Kuka'Emoku, which means
something like "Penis of the Ocean God".

Iao Valley
With giant cliffs and jungle everywhere, the Iao Valley is incredibly beautiful.

Sandy shopping
Sandy shopping in Lahaina.

The sun sets in Lahaina while Sandy shops.

Lahaina Sunset
View from Lahaina, of the sun setting behind the island of Moloka'i.

Road to Hana
The road to Hana is beautiful and driving it is a real Maui adventure.

Road to Hana
The Hana Highway is definitely on the wet side of the island.

Road to Hana
Northern coast of Maui as seen from the Hana Highway.

Road to Hana
Bananas near the Hana Highway.

Road to Hana
Rainbow Eucalyptus trees along the Hana Highway.

Road to Hana
Torch Ginger.

Road to Hana
Taro plants are a traditional food source and are used to make poi.

We drove down a one lane road off of the Hana Highway to visit Nahiku.

A pool near the ocean at Nahiku.

View of ocean from the pool at Nahiku.

Ocean at Nahiku.

Sunset at the Royal Lahaina
Another sunset - this time as seen from our hotel.

Central Maui
Looking down into the center of Maui from the slopes of the volcano Haleakala.

Haleakala Crater
Looking into the crater of Haleakala.

Haleakala Sunset
Sunset from the top of Haleakala.