Sep 282016
 
Nothing Much...

Just another spectacular sunset.  It was a bit windy this time.  I found a cool spot off some lava rocks for a great view.  Even saw some turtles off in the distance poking their heads up now and then, but too far off to get a picture. This place is just amazing.  It’s not possible […]

Sep 262016
 
In Answer To Your Question...

I know what you have wondering about.  It’s been bothering you ever since I came to Hawaii.  And happily, the answer is yes…yes there is. Maui Pie does have Key Lime Pie.  It doesn’t exactly get top billing but they do have it.  According to the girls behind the counter, they even import Key Limes […]

Sep 252016
 
Fourth Friday...

It’s apparently a tradition here on the island.  Every fourth Friday of the month there is a little festival of sorts in some of the different villages all over Maui.  There is one here in Kihei and it happened this past Friday. It’s pretty simple actually.  They close off the parking lot of a local […]

Sep 242016
 
Makai Or Mauka...

If you ask for directions in Hawaii chances are you might be told one of two things…makai or mauka. Makai means, “towards the sea”. Mauka means, “towards the mountains”. This actually works in other areas as well. In Key West it would be towards Duval Street or towards the jail. In Oklahoma it would mean […]

Sep 232016
 

6000 miles.  It’s not far enough.  Halfway around the world in the middle of the largest ocean on the planet, and I still have to deal with corporate bullshit back on the mainland. I use several accounts for finances.  Things like banks, and other nefarious entities.  My address is still based in Key West along […]

Sep 222016
 

You all know my love for warm tropical weather.  It’s the reason I moved from the gloom of the north east to Florida and eventually out here in the middle of the Pacific.  I love the tropics and all it’s warm, humid, rainy, sunny comfort has to offer.  If the first couple weeks here on […]

Sep 202016
 
A Beach Trail...

Running just to the south of Kam III park is a short but well marked hiking trail running along the shoreline.  It only goes for a few hundred yards up to a public boat ramp but the views are spectacular.  From there the trail continues on to the south along more beaches.  I will be […]

Sep 192016
 
'Alani...

I happen to have a roommate.  ‘Alani which is Hawaiian for orange.  Adopted as a kitten by the landlady she has the run of the house, going in and out at will.  At first she was real shy towards me but warmed up quick.  As I write this she is sitting beside me on the […]

The First Week In Maui…

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Sep 182016
 
The First Week In Maui...

I’ve put in a full week here on Maui and I have to say it was a good move to come here.  The vibe I’ve been getting from this place has been all positive so far.  The island feels, for lack of more better words, like home.  I don’t feel like an outcast nor outsider. […]

Sep 182016
 
Spam...

No, not the email kind.  A different Spam.  The original.  As Linda mentioned in a recent comment, they love this stuff out here. Um, no.  Just no. Capt. Fritter

Sep 172016
 

As I sat in my evil lair and began my cunning plans for an island invasion, I needed to decide which island would be the lucky one to enjoy my visit.  In the Hawaiian chain there are basically 5 islands where one can realistically settle in, at least someone of my age and on my […]

Sep 162016
 
Two Things To Get Used Too...

I can adapt to most any situation but out here in the middle of the Pacific there are two minor things I will have some trouble adjusting too. First off is the time change.  I have spent virtually my entire life in the Eastern Time Zone.  My body clock is geared towards the east coast, […]

Sep 152016
 
Yet Another Sunset...

Look if you are getting tired of these sunset posts please let me know.  I ain’t gonna stop.  I just like to know why anyone would not enjoy these nightly spectacles.  Trust me, the pictures don’t even come close to the real thing. These were taken at the same place as the last one, only […]

Sep 132016
 
Aloha From Maui...

Yes, I am just as surprised as you are.  To semi quote a famous old rock band, “What a long strange trip it has been.”  But here I am, at the other end of the world, sitting on an island thousands of miles from the mainland, and enjoying every minute of it. “So, what happened.”, […]

Sep 102016
 
When In Doubt, There Are Always Sunsets...

It’s been far too long since I have seen a proper sunset.  You don’t get them up there in the hinterlands.  The sun vanishes way too quickly behind the mountains and doesn’t have the same pizzazz as it does here in Key West.  Nobody celebrates sunsets like they do here at the end of the […]