Maui Nov 04-26, 2018

Nov 6, 2018. Luana Kai, Our Condo

This is what we wake up to every morning.

Nov 8, 2018. Waipu’ilani Park

Walked along this beach yesterday morning. Steps from our condo.

Nov 9, 2018. Wailea Beach

Spent the day hanging out and snorkeling at Wailea Beach.

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Nov 11, 2018. Calypso Boat Snorkeling Tour

Boat snorkeling tour.

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Nov 14, 1018. Big Beach and Lava Fields

Short snorkeling this morning, went to Big Beach for lunch, then drove to the lava Fields formed by Haleakala in 1790. Home by 3:30 for sunshine by the pool and chat with friends Sue & Marv about their day.

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Nov 15, 2018. Ho’okipa Beach Big Surf (Jaws)

Lots of surfers. I took lots of short videos, but the resolution is not that great because I zoomed in.

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Nov 15 ,2018. Ho’okipa Beach Turtles

Hawaiian green sea turtles come up on the Ho’okipa beach every sunset. We saw about 40 turtles on the beach.

There are 4 videos at the end of the album; the length of the video is in the upper right hand corner of the video thumbnail. Hover over the video thumbnail and it will play in place, or you can click the video to view and play it full size. The last video is the best, when 2 turtles started going back into the water.

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Nov 16, 2018. Maui Xmas Tree

At Whalers Village Shopping Mall on Ka’anapali Beach. Check out the Xmas tree, especially the ornaments.

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Nov 18, 2018, Turtles on Waipu’ilani Beach

Encountered 2 turtles on morning beach walk from our condo.

Nov 20, 2018. Cliffs at Ka’anapali Beach

Ka’anapali Beach is a 3 mile long beautiful beach. The high-end (Hilton, Marriott, …) hotels are located along this beach.

The north end of Ka’anapali Beach has lava cliffs. People jump from these cliffs.

Nov 22, 2018. Ho’okipa Beach Turtles

Turtles coming out and returning to the sea at 2:00 pm.

Nov 22, 2018. Ho’okipa Beach Big Surf (Jaws)

Another visit to the big surf.

Nov 22, 2018. Kihei Roosters & Chickens Everywhere

There are roosters and chickens everywhere. The roosters start crowing at 2:30 am.

Nov 22, 1028 Kaewakupa Beach

We relaxed at Kaewakupa beach. Did lots of beach walking and discovered Ulua Beach; the reef at north end of this beach is shared with Mokapu beach where we snorkeled and saw turtles and manta rays.

Took some pictures of roosters and chickens in a shopping mall parking lot; lots of roosters and chickens everywhere. The roosters start crowing at 2:30 am.

Nov 23, 2018. Thanksgiving Day, Touring Up Country

Thanksgiving Day Nov 23; we toured Up Country – the slopes of Mount Haleakala. Much cooler climate, by 12 degrees (F). Very quiet because not much open. Drove through the small towns of Pukulani, Makawao (walked the main street, very 60’s), and Haiku. Drove up the slopes of Mount Haleakala into farm country; very lush. Had lunch in Paia at the only open restaurant, a Mexican place. Then went to Hookipa Beach for some big surf and surfers and turtles. We got there at 2:00 pm and turtles were coming and going in and out of the ocean.

Nov 24, 2018. Ulua Beach. Evening at Luana Kai

Snorkeling at Ulua Beach today. Hot (90) & sunny. Walked along Wailea Beach walkway. Took pics Makai (towards the water) and Mauka (towards the mountains). You can see how the rich live, at $800+ (CDN) per night.

Saw a humpback what breching, but very far out so hard to see in photos.Beautiful, beautiful beaches!

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Took some pictures around sunset from Luana Kai. The first picture in the album is a perfectly symmetrical Palm tree. Expand the photo to frame the Palm and you will see the symmetry better.