Boats docked at Lahaina Harbor on Maui’s west side get daily views of the pronounced West Maui Mountains seen in the background, edged by palm trees and blue skies.
The harbor is home for about 100 boats with its moorings and berths. The wind and shallow waters just outside the harbor have been known to be difficult at times, making Lahaina Harbor a welcome sight for many.
Many of the boats kept here serve as snorkel, dive, and sunset cruise vessels, showing off the ‘au’au channel’s beauty and life to those who come aboard.
A yellow striped cat basks in the morning light atop a car parked at Coconut Glen’s Coconut stand on the road to Hana, Maui, taking in the visitors as they pass by to fill up on coconuts and fruits. read more
An old-fashioned stone building with bell tower and corrugated metal roof sits among coconut palm trees, nestled at the foot of Haleakala mountain on the way to Hana, Maui–a tropical Hawaiian scene that makes it easy to want to be there. read more
A beautiful bunch of red and yellow sage flowers in full bloom of alternating colors greets fortunate passers-by on the island of Maui. As the flowers blossom, they transform from a tight, square dome into soft, ruffle-edged petals. read more
At mile 27 on the Hana Highway, if you’re lucky enough to spot it, you will discover Coconut Glen’s (yes, he even has a web page) Ice Cream and Coconut Stand. read more
A near 45-degree slope alternating between jagged protrusions and finely smoothed red and black sands descends from a summit ridge above Haleakala crater to the valley floor below in early morning Hawaiian sunlight on the island of Maui. read more
A hula hālau practices on a Maui beach to the beat of drums, honing their dance and story-telling. read more
As the sun sinks behind Lana’i and into the Pacific, the sky fires to life with purple and pink hues radiating from the horizon. Through silhouetted palm and plumeria trees on Maui’s Lahaina coast, the now calming ocean reflects the pink above after a day of winds… read more
Near Palaoa Point on Lana’i’s southwestern shores a wave-eroded islet peaks just above water line, facing pali (cliffs) ranging between 100 and 350 feet tall. read more
The sun rises softly in Lahina, Maui on the shores of Banyan Park. Muted blues and grays fill the horizon while palm trees line the ocean as it gently laps dark sand. read more
In Maui’s Garden of Eden sits the “Cup of Gold,” a duck pond surrounded by ti plants and various Heliconia. read more
The Haleakala crater rim looks like another world. As you stand high above and gaze out over a red-brown cinder cone spotted bowl cut by wind, rain, and volcanic activity for hundreds of years, it is easy to imagine being on Mars. read more