LAST FULL DAY ON MAUI: WHAT A BLAST!

Day 10, Jan 8, 2018 – LAST FULL DAY ON MAUI: WHAT A BLAST!

HIGH SURF IN KIHEI

This morning, our last full day on Maui, Elizabeth and I took our usual morning walk on the beach, followed by some yoga stretching exercises and a swim in the ocean.

Except that this time, God had laid on a special treat for us. The surf has risen and the waves reached about 8-10 ft height in some places on Kamaole Beach in Kihei. It was great fun to see.

I even made a short video…

BIG SURF ON KAMAOLE BEACH, KIHEI, MAUI – a video by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic – Jan 8, 2018

And now, here are some shots of our morning “yoga” stretching…

FAREWELL TO HO’OKIPA!

In early afternoon, we drove to Kaunoa so Elizabeth can meet and bond with her friends from the art classes she had been taking there for years.

I continued to Ho’okipa Point, one of the world’s most famous surfing spots, for my final farewell to this beautiful spot which used to be very close to our former Maui home.

There was a strong trade wind blowing while I filmed this, which accounts for the poor audio with lots of crackling noises.

FAREWELL TO HO’OKIPA POINT – a video by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic – Jan 8, 2018

Here are some still shots I took…

Cattle graze while surfers surf.

Also, the old Royal Hawaiian flag flutters in 20-knots wind while in backdrop Haleakala is hidden in clouds.

TURTLES GALORE AT “OUR” BABY BEACH IN KUAU

I was driving back from Ho’okipa to pick up Elizabeth after her art bonding session, when something pulled me off the road like a magnet and took me to “our” baby beach in Kuau, a “suburb” of Paia.

This was the closest beach to our Rainbow Shower home. This is where we used to go to for a quick swim on rare occasions when the busy life at our 7-acre property allowed.

It was our favorite beach for many reasons. One of them was that here humans and turtles freely share the sand and the surf. Once we saw about half a dozen big turtles scattered around the beach. Elizabeth even painted one of them.

But today, I could not believe my luck. There were at least a dozen turtles taking their afternoon siesta all over the beach. So they were the magnet that drew me here, unbeknownst to me at the time I turned off the Hana Hwy.

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I took lots of pictures of them. This is a small selection which will have to do for now, starting with these two panorama shots taken from both ends of the beach.

At the far end, two topless girls were sharing the beach with seven turtles. 🙂 The girls covered up when they saw me walking by. They were not shy. We said ‘hi’ to each other. Life on Maui…

This visit to our Kuau “baby” beach was my third-most favorite experience on the whole trip. ✮✮✮ (Bob)

“BABY BEACH” AT BALDWIN BEACH

We took our final pictures on Baby Beach, part of the long Baldwin Beach on north shore. This is where our Maui adventure started in 2009. So it seemed appropriate to end our 2018 Maui travelogue here.

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