Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Traveling Thursday: Going to Hana Maui

We're heading outer island today...


Remember my friend I wrote about last week, the cool friend who can sing and dance...

Well, she lives in Hana Maui and I asked her to share the wonderful place that she is lucky enough to call home. She says it would take two or three posts, so she will be back for another Traveling Thursday sometime soon.


The captions under the photos are my friend's...



Shore break at Hamoa beach with my son and his cousin.


Historic first Hokule'a canoe arriving in Hana Bay to honor the passing of Samuel Kalalau, one of it's original members from the 70's.


Sunrise through the vog from my lanai.


Alau Island from the Loko (fish pond) of Hane'o'o. The largest in Maui. Fish ponds like these were used throughout the islands to trap, raise, and harvest fish for the village.

Tsunami of 1946 generated from the Aleutian Island earthquake wiped out my husband grandmother's home, taking the lives of Tutu (great grandmother), 3 siblings of my mother in-law, and an uncle. Seven other lives were lost in Hana and scores more on the Island of Hawai'i from this devasting tidal wave.

It's back to me, Pseudo here. I have to chime in and say that this last photo is the location of my friend's wedding. I was a bridesmaid and it was one of the most beautiful weddings ever.


If you go to Maui, not only should you experience the Hana Highway and Hana town; my tip is to stay up there for a few days. Rent a house or stay at the Hana Hotel. It is the most beautiful place in the islands, if you ask me.

Leaving you with a video of an aerial view of Hamoa Beach.


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30 comments:

Heather said...

That is beautiful. I've been to every state except Alaska and Hawaii. I don't travel anymore, but it was fun.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

Maybe your friend could do some photos of Wainapanapa park? I love it there .... I showed photos of it on 24 but it was over a year ago. I bet a lot of readers would be in awe of the black sand beaches. Such a breathtaking place .....! : )

only a movie said...

So pretty. Our November has been mild, but I'm pretty sure those photos will be warming me up in the next few weeks... xo

Vodka Mom said...

It's 36 degrees right now. That's all I'm sayin'.

otin said...

Yea yea yea, rub it in!!! lol

Brian Miller said...

wonderful vid...envious...as it is freezing and rainy this morning!

starrlife said...

Gotta go there --- soon!

Gaston Studio said...

We've had soaking rain for 3 days, and these photos and descriptions promise that there will be an end in sight, I just don't know when it'll be!

IB said...

I've been to Maui 3 times but have yet to make it to Hana. Last September I rented a Harley especially for the drive but the highway was closed. These pictures confirm it'll be worth the effort. I'll get there of these days...

Jan said...

Beloved and I went to Maui and drove the road to Hana when we took our wedding/honeymoon trip two years ago, although we were married on Kauai (we have good friends there).

Those pics? Make me want to go back.

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

The wind is whipping across the Vineyard today and I can hear the Atlantic crashing on shore when I go into the front yard. These pictures are like taking a valium (not that I would know or anything...). Thanks for the shot of tranquility!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

So beautiful! That 1946 Tsunami sounds like it was a scary (and sad) time.

It's cold and windy here today - thanks for transporting me somewhere beautiful and warm! :)

Michele said...

I've been to Hana once years and years ago. I love that in all those years it still looks the same. There is nothing like continuity of place. Thank you so much for sharing.

Amy said...

Oh we had frost on the ground today. It is nice to see a warm place..

Hilary said...

Wow what a gorgeous area. It must have been magical.. a wedding in that setting.

Cairo Typ0 said...

I have to admit that your blog is definitely help inch Hawaii up on my must see list.

I linked up to an old safari article. :)

Sprite's Keeper said...

To wake up with THAT view from my lanai?
Sigh.
I wish.
:-)

Sprite's Keeper said...

To wake up with THAT view from my lanai?
Sigh.
I wish.
:-)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, so very beautiful!!!! Someday I hope to wake up to such fantastic views when I'm NOT on vacation...~Janine XO

Beth said...

One of the things I love most is that you always have such rich and personal history lessons with your travel tips. How sad that your husband's family was so affected. How wonderfully beautiful this place is.

blueviolet said...

Oh so beautiful! I'm sorry about the personal devastation wrought by that tsunami. :(

Smart Mouth Broad said...

You know I have to get there one day. I'm pretty sure that no trip to Maui would be complete without slipping over to see my good friend Pseudo...............someday.

Jen said...

I haven't been to Hawaii in ten years. Your blog brings back memories.

♥ Braja said...

I loved "Shore Break"....gorgeously mystical.....

Blondie said...

I'm so jealous. I haven't been to Maui in years. There is nothing like it. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting on my Veteran's Day post girlie. I hope you will be back soon! Kori xoxo

Nishant said...

I'm pretty sure those photos will be warming me up in the next few weeks... xo Work from home India

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