A panorama shot taken from the south end of Makena beach. It took four frames to span the horizon and fit it into this 180 degree view.Makena Panorama 1-09-16

“The lady doth protest too much, methinks” 🙂

I know that probably sounds like a crime for someone living in Hawaii, Elizabeth and I are usually so busy with our respective duties at the Rainbow Shower that we rarely go to a beach. And if we do, we typically go to “our baby beach” in Kuau, a part of Paia.

Every once in awhile, make that once in a long while, we decide to play tourists and go the beaches on the opposite side of the island. Today was one of those days. And we went to Makena, a delightful long sandy beach on the west side of Maui.

Since the winds had shifted overnight from our normal northeasterly trades to the westerly breezes, the swell on the beach was up to 6-8 feet. So it took some cajoling to get Elizabeth into water. But in she went. Eventually.

As always, after many protestations about the water being too cold or too wet or too salty :-), when it was all over, she exclaimed: “Oh, that was fun! Thank you.”

I just shook my head. Most people would give their eye teeth for a chance to spend a winter day (Jan 9) on a beautiful beach like this, and here’s a lady who complains all the way in, only to look blissfully happy coming out of water.

For what it’s worth, today’s water temperature in Makena was 78F. That’s warmer than the air temperature we left back home at the Rainbow Shower (74F). 🙂

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.:-) [Hamlet Act 3, scene 2, 222–230]

Makena Beach 1-09-16

Anyway, here are some of the photo memories we brought home from this delightful outing.

And also at the other (south) end of the beach…

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Rainbow Shower 1-08-16

This morning, I had an inspiration to do something I have never done before – take some underwater shots of the Rainbow Shower stream.
Lo and behold, the result was pretty amazing. Our creek looked like a big river rushing down the Haleakala canyons. At least to the fish inside the creek.
Check it out…

And here are now also some underwater shots…

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