Monday, 28 March 2011

Makena, Maui

We spent our last afternoon on Maui on a whale watching cruise run by the Pacific Whale Foundation. More on that in another post (it was a wonderful cruise) but the trip had left me a little sunburned, wet and tired and had planned an early evening for a couple of mai tais at the bar. In the end, however, we drove down to Makena on the south west side of Maui to watch the sunset. It was glorious!

The island of Lanai in the distance with the gentle surf rolling over the rocky shoreline.

The sun setting behind the clouds with Molokini on the horizon. I went snorkeling there many years ago and it was an unforgettable experience.

The last picture before heading to the bar!

Pam's flying back over the Pacific ocean as I write this. As always it'll take a few days days getting used to being single again and getting back into the swing of things at work. No matter what, our Maui trip will stay in our memories for many years to come.

4 comments:

gigihawaii said...

Glad you and Pam had such a nice vacation!

My husband and I stayed at the Maui Prince Resort in Makena several times for biz conventions. I think the name of the resort has changed, but the place was beautiful.

We dined on the green lawn under the stars. Unforgettable.

I have always wanted to snorkle at Molokini. Maybe next time...!

Susan in the Boonies said...

Maui is like a dream come true. Your photographs are exquisite! Thanks for reminding me of my visit to Paradise, thirty years ago.

Anonymous said...

I had such a wonderful vacation with you, Tom :) Thank you for everything. love, Pam

Tom said...

gigi - if you ever go back then you must snorkel Molokini. When I did it I used a small company that took us out at sunrise and before all the other tour companies. Can't remember their name but would recommend them if they're still in business.

Susan - Maui is now my favourite place in the world! (Well, I still like the Big Island and central CA is still way up there!).

Pam - lots of memories I think - next time I hope we can stay there a little longer!