Been here on Maui for a few days now, and I am beginning to get the Hawaiian feeling, but wow, there are a lot of tourists over here. The traffic, awful, the whales hav'ent shown up much yet-but despite such problems, the sun is shining, the ocean warm and beautiful and the air is clean and refreshing.
Strange creatures and plants alway fascinate me, and Hawaii has plenty of them. This large moth greeted me outside our door this morning. He was about 1 1/12 inches long, A great big guy, but I just passed him by. Perhaps he was resting after a hard night.
We drove north a few miles to the great valley that leads down to Honolua Bay. The trail follows a small river, down to the bay through a tropical jungle. Huge trees block out the sun and long vines hang from their branches. A lovely walk through a jungle wonderland.
There are wild chickens everywhere. Lots of "Cock-il-dood-ildoo as you wander down the pleasant path and then you finally reach the bay.
It is a lovely small protected bay but a very rocky shoreline. Reputed to be a super snorkeling place.
Then back up the jungle path to the car. A fun, easy short excursion that we enjoyed.
This afternoon I enjoyed some ukulele time. We drove into Wailuku where I visited Bounty Music. I bought a nice portable music stand to replace my broken old thing at home. Chatted with the nice clerks, Saw a new uke pickup that I had never seen before and saw a few nice ukes. Then I drove up the road a mile or so and stopped at Mele Ukulele's store. Cheryl had just left and I was sorry to miss her, but I had a pleasant visit with her young clerks. The showed me Mike Rock's new custom ukes made entirely in their Maui shop. I was very impressed. I you are coming to Maui and want to buy a uke I would recommend your buying a Mele. Really fine instruments at reasonable prices.