If you ever get a chance to stomach a drive around the island of Maui you will see some of the old and still populated villages and homes where you'd never think of anyone ever living, but they are and with perfect harmony with nature and the sea. Below is some information I pulled from the following website: http://www.mauiinfosource.com/Maui%20Facts%20&%20Fun/Maui%20Facts/West%20Maui%20Facts/Kahakaloa%20Maui%20Facts/kahakaloa_maui_facts_main.htm
Still enjoying my son's visit from Maui and I'm thinking maybe it's time for us to move back and take life easy...........have a great week everyone.......Buddy
Kahakaloa is Located north past Kapalua, about a 40-60 minute drive.
Information & History
Kahakaloa is a small isolated village at the end of a valley. The village is home to about 100 people and their homes, two lovely churches, and several roadside stands including the Panini Pua Kea fruit stand and Ululani by the Bay, a pink cart with sodas and snacks run by Ululani Ho'opi'i, wife of recording artist Richard Ho'opi'i of the Ho'opi'i Brothers. You won't find a gas station or restaurant here, but you will find very friendly people.
After you climb the hill on the other side of the village, keep your eye out for the Kaukini Gallery and Gift Shop on the right hand side of the road. Maui artist Karen Lei Noland started the gallery on the ranch that once belonged to her grandparents. Here you'll find selections of Noland's original paintings and prints. The Gallery exhibits the hand-made works of over 100 local artists from Maui and the other Islands of Hawai. In the Kaukini Gallery Collection you will find paintings, ceramics, jewelry, koa woodwork and prints. It's a great place to shop for that special souvenir or gift from Maui.
The views back into the valley from the parking area are spectacular. You're likely to see some cattle grazing on a distant hillside. Looking towards the ocean you'll see Kahakuloa Head. The view of it here, however, is less spectacular than those you get as you approach from the other side of Kahakuloa Village.
Kahakuloa Head is 636 feet high and is best known historically for King Kahekili's Leap. In the mid-1700's Maui's last independent rule, King Kahekili, the chief rival of Kamehameha I. spent time in this area. Legend says that in the early morning, the King would climb up the hill and "leap" into the ocean below from about the 200 foot height.
There is a trail leading to the top of Kahakuloa Head, but it is very narrow and dangerous to traverse.
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m (0) 2012-05-28 12:26
it's soooooooo windy out there! And though my stomach is pretty weak I guess I could stand driving all day long surrounded by that kind of beauty. Awesome and wild place!
Have a happy week
dta (79525) 2012-05-28 13:57
Hello Buddy ,
What a view ! I shlould like to visit these wonderful islands . The setting of this lonely house is so idyllic . But it seems that it is quite windy . Colors are splendid . About the composition , it is a fine one , but a larger view could have worked better , to see more vegetation in the FG , and , may be if it was possible , the head of the land on the left .
emilbo (22616) 2012-05-28 14:21
Si ce ne serait pas des palmiers, on croirait un paysage de chez-nous. Vent du sud ou vend du nord les palmiers et la maison sont très intéressants. Excellent éclairage et qualité d'image qui donnent de superbes couleurs.
Toutes mes félicitations,
golus (2893) 2012-05-28 14:55
Looking at this, the first thing that came to my mind was the title of the famous novel by Thomas Hardy: Far from the Madding Crowd. A beautiful place and an excellent photo to appreciate this heaven like scenery. Excellent lighting, classy colors and fine details. Thank you my friend, have a good night.
Miguel82 (27646) 2012-05-28 15:52
A very good picture of this hawaian coast so wild place
I like your pov
Nice colors, light and contrast
A sharp capture
Sonata11 (33969) 2012-05-28 16:07
striking wonderful view of the coastline with extrimely wind blowing out there. Beautiful composition of nature and its beauty. Great management of light colors, sharpness, perfect clarity of details. Fantastic captured of this image. Perfectly well done. I like it execution of this picture. Thanks for sharing.
I wish you and your family all the best,
emka (100865) 2012-05-28 22:44
It seems a beautiful place to live but for someone who doesn't need the people around . But to visit such places and spent there a bit of time is quite other thing. With blue ocean around and palms, lush vegetation it looks like a paradise.
GiovanniG (3567) 2012-05-29 1:40
Wow, fantastic capture with such wonderful colors and detail. The POV and perspective is spot on. Well done. Keep sharing your fantastic photos. Can’t wait to see more.. Bravo!
cornejo (43859) 2012-05-29 7:43
Hey Buddy, very good photo of this interesting and beautiful scenery taken on a very windy day. Very good picture well framed, with clarity, depth, light and beautiful color. Good job very well done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy week.
ikeharel (73551) 2012-05-29 8:32
rocky beach in lavish green, Buddy.
Amazing how you managed to show a "wind" in scenery, shutter speed looks to me a normal - so you must had been lucky the wind was blowing in constant speed, and in the same direction on moment taken.
Fine shot, Cheers.
bayno (18344) 2012-05-29 9:07
a windy day but also for this clean, stupendous saturated colors, excellent POV and Super framing, beautiful place .. who knows big waves, now I understand why it is a paradise for surfers...nice one..
have a good day my friend..
Gigidusud (21151) 2012-05-29 13:36
Splendid landscape in the wind,with nice colors and beautiful light.Great POV and framing.I like it!
Have a good day my friend.