First Impressions of Maui

We returned from a week-long trip to Maui Saturday, and I’ve begun to process our pictures. I took it as a good omen that Mira spotted these Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret

right as we were leaving the airport. I didn’t take my regular camera and lenses, but couldn’t resist taking my Canon SX60HS.

Even though we left for the airport in the early-dark hours, there wasn’t much left of the day after we reached Maui. Despite great service on Hawaiian Air, we had barely enough energy to do some shopping, eat a meal and hit the sack that first day.

We were out on the beach early the next morning, though. Here Mira appears to be dispelling the forecast clouds away.

In reality, she was just taking a break from trying to dehusk a coconut she found while walking the beach.

Luckily, she had better luck dispelling the clouds than she has husking the coconut. Despite forecasts of rain for several days, we only endured 15 seconds of heavy rain on the entire trip.

I haven’t stayed in as fancy a resort since I took R&R in Bangkok, Thailand. The landscaping, particularly the flowers,

was fabulous. Perhaps not too surprising considering the amazing flowers we found throughout the island.

5 thoughts on “First Impressions of Maui”

  1. Doesn’t one need tools of some sort to dehusk a coconut?
    Great shot of her and the clouds! What was the shadow falling across the bottom of the frame—some kind of structure?

    1. All it really takes is time and determination, which Mira has plenty of, but I think tools would be a real help, particularly sharp tools.

      That shadow was probably the palm trees that line the beach in an attempt to slow erosion, though there was some really tall condos not far behind.

  2. Yes, first evening on Maui you have to just go to bed early. Then yoiu’re wide awake at 3 a.m.! We’ve visited there quite a few times back when airlines gave out free tickrts like candy!

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