Sights and scenes from our trip to Maui, Hawaii

We were in Maui, Hawaii, from March 15 to March 24, 2019. This was our second trip to the island of Hawaii.

The first time we went we utilized “The Big Island” of Hawaii as our base of operation. This time we chose Maui, which is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Maui is named after a mythical demi-god. Like its sister islands, Maui has plenty of volcanos, rocky and sandy beaches, and high mountains. All of it surrounded by the blue waters of the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

(I always wonder when I travel to the middle of the Pacific for a holiday what it was like for America’s “Greatest Generation,” thrust into WW II, after the military forces of Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. What a hellish experience it must be for them fighting on those small islands in the Pacific. Names like Okinawa, Iwo Jima, and Guam come to my mind. Many of them from our “Greatest Generation,” of course, never came home. They died there fighting for their country. Never to be forgotten.)

Getting back to Maui. If you’re a water/beach lover, you came to the right place. The water is just about ready for a swim, snorkeling or windsurfing any time of the day or early evening. The sunsets are usually splendid. There was little rain to speak of during our stay. The temperature was mostly in the high 70s during the day and then fell into the high 40s at night. Plus, there are plenty of large turtles to appreciate and a “happening” near the water edge, called a “Blow Hole.”

While there, we had the pleasure of attending an authentic Hawaiian Luau. The dancers were all young and full of dynamic energy. Check out the two videos at the end of my photo list: One is on the dance company at the Luau that included one dude flying around the stage with a torch, and the other is on swimmers jumping off a high cliff into the Pacific.

Also, I took a photograph of a full moon over Maui on March 22, 2019.

More of my photos from this trip can be found on my Facebook Page.