Day Two: Sky High and a Touch of Culture

Woo hoo! Check out our ride! - Photo © Carl Amoth

Woo hoo! Check out our ride! - Photo © Carl Amoth

These headphones really mess with my hair.... - Photo © Carl Amoth

These headphones really mess with my hair.... - Photo © Carl Amoth

We saw some spectacular island views today from the front seats of our Whisper Helicopter with Carl madly clicking away with three different camera’s, while I, his trusty assistant just kept handing him what he needed. It was actually quite hilarious because Carl had to keep shifting his sunglasses off of his face to shoot, and so here is the mad professor valiantly clicking away as we move quickly across the island while his glasses are hanging down to his chin. We’ll share some of the video later after we pick it up, but take my word for it, it was priceless.

The waterfalls and ocean shorelines were so very dramatic from the air. We saw sea turtles and manta ray’s along the reef. It was very fun, but with all the turns and the up and down motion, I was a bit nauseous by time we landed.

Beautiful Maui Waterfalls... - Photo © Carl Amoth

Beautiful Maui Waterfalls... - Photo © Carl Amoth

Shorline of North Shore  - Photo © Carl Amoth

Shoreline of North Shore - Photo © Carl Amoth

Arial view of the bay... - Photo © Carl Amoth

Arial view of the bay... - Photo © Carl Amoth

Reef on Molokai

Reef on Molokai - Photo © Carl Amoth

Highest sea cliffs in the world!  - Photo © Carl Amoth

Highest sea cliffs in the world! - Photo © Carl Amoth

Second view of the highest sea cliff's in the world - on Molokai  - Photo © Carl Amoth

Second view of the highest sea cliff's in the world - on Molokai - Photo © Carl Amoth

Arial of Lahaina - where we are staying.  - Photo © Carl Amoth

Arial of Lahaina - where we are staying. - Photo © Carl Amoth

Fabulous pano of the mountains behind Lahaina... - Photo © Carl Amoth

Fabulous pano of the mountains behind Lahaina... - Photo © Carl Amoth

All dressed up and ready to Luau!  - Photo © Carl Amoth

All dressed up and ready to Luau! - Photo © Carl Amoth

We headed back to Lahaina and had just enough time to get cleaned up for our Luau! We met some very nice folks  – one couple on their 25th anniversary Mary and Mark, (the only other time they had been to Hawaii was their honeymoon 25 years earlier!) and a newlywed couple – Daisy and Howard, married in San Francisco but living in Boston. Daisy was sweet, but I didn’t really care for Howard, he was quite arrogant. The food was absolutely delicious, particularly the guava glazed chicken! I will definitely be trying to replicate that at home. (Pam – you would have loved it too!)

The Mai Tai's were yummy!   - Photo © Carl Amoth

The Mai Tai's were yummy! - Photo © Carl Amoth

Our Luau People.... - Photo © Carl Amoth

Our Luau People.... - Photo © Carl Amoth

We left a bit early to get to bed for our 3:00 a.m. wake-up for our Sunrise Pictures of the Haleakala Volcano…..more on that later, but as a teaser….I can only say “you brought the wrong what?!?!?”

It's just so beautiful here...boats and the ocean.... - Photo © Carl Amoth

It's just so beautiful here...boats and the ocean.... - Photo © Carl Amoth

Mahalo and Aloha – off to our anniversary dinner….

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One Comment

  1. Pamela
    Posted October 11, 2009 at 11:34 am | Permalink | Reply

    Beautiful! Bev, you have to duplicate and share the guava glazed chicken! Has Hawaii’s calm settled over you yet?

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