This is our NEW blog! hopefully we will post a lot and we are going to get our family to check it out as well as our friends! Here are a few of our recent adventures in MAUI!
The next morning, we got up and went to "Big Beach" about 10 to 15 minutes away.
the beach itself
shoutout to Doors and More!
our first swim in the Pacific Ocean
Needless to say the beach was gorgeous-the water is clear blue, yet a little cold at first. (the pacific is a really cold ocean...no matter where you are come to find out) but we warmed up once we got in! The shore break at this beach and i guess most of the beaches here is really intense! The waves aren't too bad yet but right at the shore it breaks really hard.
After "Big beach" we went to Laperouse. It is a memorial type place where the whole way up the hill in the car it is nothing but broken apart lava rocks on both sides of the road. At the end is this beautiful beachlike area with tons of huge lava rocks and pebbles made up of coral and lava instead of sand.
the biggest port o potty in the world up there
the water at Laperouse
the lava rocks on the side of the road the entire way up
Then we went to Foodland and got a snack called "Poke" Poke (pronounced "po-keh") means "to slice or cut." As a food dish served as an appetizer or snack, it usually consists of bite-sized pieces of raw, fresh fish mixed with seaweed and kukui nut relish. Today’s poke aficionados, however, incorporate a wide range of ingredients, including all types of seafood (everything from swordfish and snapper to octopus and lobster), herbs, spices, nuts, marinades, fruits, vegetables, seasonings and even tofu. (courtesy of aloha-hawaii.com)
This is a traditional Hawaiian dish. We had Spicy ahi poke and shoyu ahi poke (shoyu is soy sauce in Hawaii).
This is what poke looks like
(it is a lot like sashimi sushi)
Well at the end of the day we went to Kam 1 beach to watch the sunset. The winds were about 20mph so we had to sit in the grass because we were getting pelted with sand, but it was absolutely insane. I could never get sick of the sunset here...
just getting to Kam 1
i don't know if you can read the sign but it said "Sheep Drop Use Caution"...we have NO idea what a sheep drop is...
the beach-Kam 1
this picture looks painted and i swear we took all of these with my cannon power shot
the sun going down
"i've got the whole world in my hands..."
our first Maui sunset!!
the palms with coconuts at the top
this limb fell on one of Drew's friends and just barely missed him-it was scary!!
That was an amazing first day!! Since then we have been on the job/house/car hunt and it is more and more promising each day. Hope to have something by the end of this week. Well i hope everyone is having a great day/night/whatever it is when you read this!! Hope all is well on the mainland! I'll leave you all with some more sunset pics from Wednesday night (again from Kam 1) and other randoms...enjoy!
sunset walking from K and D's place to the beach
bye bye sun
we found a few catholic churches already!
the guy with the recycled surfboard fence
riding in the car-an hour before sunset
sugar cane mill
Stella Blue's-my banana macadamia nut pancakes and pat's smothered burrito (with chili sauce)
Lacey and Pat