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Day Four: Maui

Posted on Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Dave!A big shout-out to Maui Tacos for having most excellent vegetarian options on their menu! Potato Chimichanga = Delicious! Also interesting was my dinner last night at a fantastic Italian restaurant called Aroma D'Italia which had toasted CHEESE ravioli on the menu which tasted incredible (the owner is originally from St. Louis!).

Maui has a "feature" called "The Hana Highway," which is a beautiful drive along a scary road fraught with hundreds of switchbacks and dozens on one-lane bridges. I've done it twice (once as a driver, once as a passenger), and thought that was all I really needed to do... but my new camera was begging for adventure...

Google Hana Highway Map

Since I didn't really want to drive it again (it's exhausting, and once was really enough), I decided to book a tour. Ultimately, this was a mistake. Sure they made plenty of stops and the driver was entertaining... but I never got to stop at the places that I wanted to photograph. I would have had a much better time had I just driven myself so I could do all the stuff that I wanted to do.

Oh well. Still, I did get some nice photographs. Here's a black sand beach...

Black Sand Beach

And here's a scary red sand beach (looks like blood!)...

Red Sand Beach

I also got some nice waterfall shots...

Hana Waterfall

And some photographs at The Seven Sacred Pools (three of which can be seen here)...

Seven Sacred Pools

But my favorite thing this trip was finding flowers to photograph. Hawaii has some of the most beautiful plants and flowers on earth, and they're everywhere...

Hana Flower

Hana Flower

Hana Flower

Hana Flower

And thus ends another day in paradise...

Wailea Sunset

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  1. Sarah says:

    Amazing pictures as always. I love them all.

  2. Dude your photos look professional…i don’t know what you do for a living and if photography is a passion of yours but WOW!! Really great shots, lighting, capturing the flowers!! Just great!!!

    I’m a bit envious!!


  3. ChillyWilly says:

    Another day in paradise is right. Once again, awesome pics. Can’t wait to see some of this in person soon.

  4. Lewis says:

    I’m diggin that last shot!

  5. Winter says:

    Holy Crap! I LOVE the red sand beach!!

  6. SJ says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your vacation with us via these amazing photos! Every day, it’s like a mini-holiday in the tropics.

    And hallelujah for your artist’s eye!

  7. Lisa says:

    Again…your pictures are absolutely beautiful.

    Ugh on the switchbacks. I drove on them one time and one time only…in Arizona. They scared the crap out of me. Never. Again.

  8. Wow, I never knew there was such a thing as a red sand beach. Thank you for move breathtaking pictures!

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