Monday, April 9, 2012

I Must Have Been Out of My Mind

or else on vacation in Hawaii. Our second day on Maui we decided to go to the top of the Haleakala Crater for Sunrise. That meant getting up at 3am to catch the tour bus that would take us up the cater in the dark. We went from sea level to over 10,000 foot elevation. And my was it chilly- who takes clothing meant for winter when you are traveling to paradise and oh,my was it windy. The night sky was awesome with all the stars and moving satellites overhead. And the clouds moving all around as the sun started to appear. Totally amazing. And there was a Hawaiian native up there chanting to greet the dawn. So worth the trip.
Our afternoon was spent on our ship balcony watching some humpback whales, who travel from Alaska to Hawaii to winter and deliver their babies.


Check out the ice crystal rainbow on the right side

This plant -a silver sword, which only grows up there.

The view from the top of the crater

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1 comment:

Tracy said...

Some more gorgeous photos.