Friday, November 9, 2012


Ever seen a 5-inch snail? Yup, this guy is nearly actual size (depending on the width of your computer screen.) 

Kaanapali Beach

Love this shot! Nice job, Randy!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


When fishing boat meets power lines --
Can't go forward...
Can't go backward...

What's a fisherman to do?
Sorry we didn't stick around to see just how he got out of this mess.

Secret Cove

This is such a peaceful-looking spot; a favorite of Randy's to photograph.

Who's to know that it held three weddings, three other photographers and a crew of trevally fishermen.

We watched as one of the fishermen dove with a spear and picked out a small octopus off the ocean floor.  It was split into four parts (that's two "legs" per part) and used for bait.
A kayaker then ran the hook and bobber from the poles seated on the beach...
...out into the ocean as far as the eye could see.
I don't know if they were successful. We left as soon as the sun went down and they supposedly stayed well into the night. I haven't ever tasted trevally before. Have you?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Familiar Seascape South of Lahaina

You might recognize this seascape from our last trip here in January. Its a black rock and pebble beach off a particular bend on the Honoapiilani Highway south of Lahaina.

I climbed a nearby cliff and unbeknown to my subjects shot pictures on my iPhone of the men shooting pictures.

Here's Randy attempting to protect his camera from ocean spray.

Wayne and Randy chose different vantage points and shoot until the sun goes down completely.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Dragon's Teeth and the Kapalua Coastal Trail

The men spotted this lava formation last trip and were anxious to return and photograph it.
The sunset wasn’t quite where they expected it to be, but they enjoyed the excursion regardless.

Randy and I returned twice to hike the Kapalua Beach Trail and witnessed rainbows both mornings.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Empty Church, Empty Parking Lot

Randy and I awoke after our first night  and readied ourselves for church. We arrived about 20 minutes early and found the parking lot emptier than in times past. As we parked the car, we noticed that the few cars in the parking lot looked brand new (unmistakably rentals) and their drivers looked pretty pale for around here (timeshare dwellers). Someone came to our car window and said, “I hear they were building a new meeting house. Maybe it’s finished? I think I know where it is!” By now the parking lot was filling with more rentals and time-share dwellers. One by one, we followed that man who thought he knew. 

This is what we found:

Nope, not quite finished. 

So the string of rental cars returned to the Marriott.

We found out later that today was their stake conference held about an hour away by the airport. We chose to listened to General Conference instead. Better luck next week in Hana.