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The Secret Beach

Being lucky is so cool.  I don’t know how many excellent opportunities I have missed without realizing it (that’s the benefit of not realizing it), but I have been fortunate to stumble into some good stuff.  We were driving down … Continue reading

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What a Tree!

Rain forest conditions produce plants that are uniquely able to exploit the environment.  This tree was like something out of a fantasy movie.  I think it was one plant but, to be honest, there would be no obvious way to … Continue reading

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Turtles at Rest

The reef by our hotel was home to some green turtles.  They seemed to have developed a good schedule.  Morning was feeding time.  They would go out on the reef and spend their time nibbling away at the plant life … Continue reading

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Cinder Cones

The active volcanoes are cool to see but the landscape on the Big Island is dotted with plenty examples of where the earth has had a previous effort at disgorging its contents.  The mountains of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea … Continue reading

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Goat Families Stripping the Vegetation

The Big Island has a large population of wild goats.  All of the larger animals on the island were introduced by the visiting peoples at some point and the goats obviously got well established.  You can come across them at … Continue reading

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Blowhole

Further north from Dragon’s Teeth you round the northern tip of the island.  Here the coastline is very rocky and dramatic.  While there are visitors, it seems that a lot less people come this far around the coast.  However, there … Continue reading

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Dragon’s Teeth

Head north from Lahaina on Maui and you come to a headland that is an interesting formation.  The way the rock was formed and has since eroded has created some curved shapes that seem to bend over backwards.  The area … Continue reading

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What a Tree!

The banyan tree is a pretty amazing form of life.  The way the branches drop to the ground and form new roots (at least that is what it looks like they do) is pretty amazing.  The town of Lahaina has … Continue reading

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The Desert Side of Maui

While the northeast side of Maui is well traveled by visitors and is quite lush, the opposite side of the island is the polar opposite.  Since the prevailing wind brings the moist air from the northeast and the rising land … Continue reading

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Charles Lindbergh’s Grave

One of the lesser known parts of Maui is the grave of Charles Lindbergh.  I find his aviation feats to be impressive but there are other aspects to his personality that are often glossed over which are less sympathetic.  However, … Continue reading

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