Wednesday morning we started our day with a drive up to Paia and breakfast at Charley's (and the best loco moco on the planet).
Paia is a funky little hippy town with lots of surfing locals and artists. Rosemary and I found a few treasures to take home with us as we wandered up and down the street after breakfast.
Next we stopped by Ho'okipa Beach where the wind was really blowing. We watched 4 wind surfers take to the water with at least 2 dozen all getting gear together, ready to hit the surf. It was incredible to watch them ride the waves.
We continued along the Hana Highway and turned up Kokomo Road to Haiku. There isn't much of a town, but back in the early 1940's the Marines set up a training facility and there is a nice memorial set amongst a grove of eucalyptus trees.
Kokomo Road eventually turns into Makowao Avenue and right on into the heart of downtown Makowao. Boutiques and art galleries line the street dotted with a few cafes, the famous Kamodo bakery and a general store.
We had a wonderful drive up country which is one of my favorite places to explore and live Aloha.
It was quite warm in Lahaina town as we boarded the Scotch Mist II. What a treat to have Gene and his crew including Holly, Michelle and Nathan treat us to a two hour sunset sail, complete with over-flowing glasses of sparkling wine and chocolate covered macadamia nuts.
Sailing in the waters off Lahaina town is one of our favorite activities in Maui. There is something about watching the sun dip below the ocean that takes you to a place deep in your soul...a place a peace and serenity and love for Maui.