This morning with clouds steadily rolling in, we spent little time by the pool as we anticipated raindrops at any moment. The weather in the Hawaiian Islands seems to change quickly, typical for most tropical climates.
|Hawaiian tradition is powerful in the island. It is with great reverence and respect that we attempt to learn a little of their culture.|
|The Humpback Whales come to Hawaii in order to care for their young beginning in December. We're looking forward to Whale watching once we get to the Big island.|
|This netting covers the dangerous rock and lava walls that line both sides of the highway in places where falling rocks had been an issue. This netting could be used in many other parts of the world with the same hazard.|
|The first tunnel we've entered since leaving Madeira, Portugal three months ago.|
|On Highway 30, we made our way to Lahaina from Maalaea Beach. a pleasant 40 minute drive including several stops for photos.|
|It wasn't easy to find a parking spot. When we did, we parked in a strip mall, later to discover when we returned there was a 30 minute limit in the spot we'd chosen. Luckily, we didn't get a ticket. Next time, we'll be more observant.|
|An authentic Chinese restaurant on Front St. in Lahaina.|
We've been communication by email with a new reader, lovely Staci from Texas, who started reading every post from the beginning rather than starting at this point. She's written a few email messages that we've both treasure for her candor and support.
|There was a tiny theatre next door to the authentic Chinese restaurant but it was closed when we walked by. Apparently, they have videos of Chinese history in Hawaii.|
It is for this reason that we'd never want to delete a post. Keeping the continuity of our travels for new readers or those choosing to go back to the beginning is vital to maintain the flow of the ongoing story.
Each day I revise 20 daily posts which usually takes me from two to three hours. So far, I've only completed up to and including April 17, 2013 with hundreds more to go.
|Many charming restaurants, most of which have ocean views, offered fresh fish and seafood selections. Since we had a nice dinner awaiting our return, we decided to return for dinner at our next outing.|
Amidst the time and effort it takes to correct the WiFi errors and my own typos and other errors, I've found it interesting reading what we wrote so long ago. That's not to say that what we've posted is so interesting. Instead, it speaks to my own curiosity to see how we've changed over these past few years, how we've adapted and how much more tolerant and less fearful we've become.
From that perspective, I'm motivated to continue on at the 20 posts per day. If all goes well, I could be finished in five remaining weeks we have in Maui. That would be a relief, having this project behind me. Between writing the new posts and correcting the 20 old posts each day, I'm spending no less than five hours a day, often much more when there's many photos to manipulate.
|Breathtaking ocean scenery is at every turn.|
|The street in Lahaina was considerably less busy than when I'd visited this quaint village many years ago before I met Tom. Each time I'd visited Lahaina it was during the winter months when many more tourists visit the islands.|
|Houses and townhouses are not unlike those anywhere else in the US, are located in Lahaina, Maui.|
Good thing that hasn't changed!
Photo from one year ago today, October 25, 2013:
|With candles and lanterns we were prepared in Kenya for the power outage continuing after dark which proved to be for 17 hours. The water had been out the prior day. For details of that date, please click here.|