On our last day in Maui, we drove south to the land bridge which connects the two volcanic mountain chains. As we rounded the southern curve of West Maui, we pulled into an overlook that offered panoramic views of the Ma'alaea Bay.
To the left is the South Maui coastline and to the right is Kaho'olawe - an uninhabited island. Thousands of years ago, Maui was one land mass, including the outer islands of Kaho'olawe, Lana'i, and Moloka'i.
Haleakala - House of the Sun - rises in South Maui. It is home of the Haleakala National Park.
The bay is a favorite spot for humpback whales from November through April.
In the town of Ma'alaea, we found the Coast Guard Station ...
.... a small harbor ...
... and a humpback whale carved from a tree trunk!
We also found a shrine to bless the fisherman! What's your favorite fish? One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through Saturday, October 20, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, October 21.
Kim in Hawaii
We found a book store operated by the Maui Friends
of the Library. It offered a wide range of "local" books!