Hawaii – Days 7 and 8

Day 7 on Maui began at Fleming Beach.  

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I love Fleming because it's beautiful, but it's at the north end of the island and tends to be too windy to sunbathe.  There are always a few people there trying to sunbathe, but they end up being sand-covered in minutes. 

I like to go to Fleming just to walk and take photos.

The surf is always rough at Fleming too.  This was especially the case this week due to Hurricane Felicia affecting the tide.

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Nonetheless, it's a beautiful beach and it was a beautiful morning.

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I hiked around these rocks for a long time.  

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There were a few sea turtles hanging out nearby.  They'd poke their heads up for air periodically.  I can spend hours watching them swim.

Can you see the turtle surfacing in this photo?  They almost look like large rocks when they're underwater.  This one was enormous.

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I'm sure one of you knows what kind of tree this is.  I don't, but I love the above ground roots.  It looks like it belongs in Hawaii, doesn't it?

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Even the lifeguard stand at Fleming is pretty.  It has a mural painted on it and looks like this:

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After spending awhile at Fleming, I ran a few errands and then spent the afternoon back at our cove.

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A few of you have emailed inquiring as to whether we've gone to Hana or Wailea.  We haven't done either of those things this trip.  We've been here several times and we've seen and done just about everything there is to do.  This year my family wanted to just hang out at the beach and do a lot of nothing.  It's been really nice.

We are saving one mini-adventure for Day#9, however.

On Day #8 I wandered through a local craft fair.  It didn't take long and I didn't see anything I was interested in purchasing.  My arm was feeling a lot better so I enjoyed swimming most of the afternoon away in our cove.

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I love being in the water.  The water lifts my non-working arm for me.  I love it!  My arm is weak but I can move it more in the water than I can anywhere else.  

Day #8 was beautiful.  You would never know everyone around here is stocking up on candles and food "just in case" Felicia hits hard.  We keep hearing about emergency plans and emergency preparation.  Let's hope Felicia fizzles out even more than expected prior to her arrival.  We have a lot of emergeny nothing here.

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We have new neighbors in the condo adjacent to ours.  They're really loud and obnoxious.  They have their TV blaring at full volume 24/7.  Who comes to Hawaii on vacation and does nothing but watch TV?  By the end of Day #8 Br
iefcase met them only to discover … they're from Money Town. 

Can you believe it?

No wonder they're obnoxious.

I'm going to make a point of not meeting them.  I get enough of Money Towners when I'm in Orange County.

We grilled fresh Opah (a type of fish for those of you who are not familiar with it) on the beach for dinner on Day #8.  I made a mango-salsa to serve on top of it.  It was delicious.  

While it was cooking we were treated to a beautiful sunset.  It made a spectacular end to Day #8.

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21 Responses to “Hawaii – Days 7 and 8”

  1. di

    That sunset is to die for gorgeous… I soooo want to go to Hawaii, but not until the hurricane passes cuz I hate sandbagging. It ruins my manicure.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  2. di

    That sunset is to die for gorgeous… I soooo want to go to Hawaii, but not until the hurricane passes cuz I hate sandbagging. It ruins my manicure.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  3. di

    That sunset is to die for gorgeous… I soooo want to go to Hawaii, but not until the hurricane passes cuz I hate sandbagging. It ruins my manicure.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  4. Linda

    I’m always so envious of your photos. They are always stunning. Keep working your arm in the water and make sure you have plenty of wine & chocolate on hand for the storm 😉

  5. Linda

    I’m always so envious of your photos. They are always stunning. Keep working your arm in the water and make sure you have plenty of wine & chocolate on hand for the storm 😉

  6. Linda

    I’m always so envious of your photos. They are always stunning. Keep working your arm in the water and make sure you have plenty of wine & chocolate on hand for the storm 😉

  7. stoneskin

    The sunset at the end is beautiful. The turtle is sublime. Lovely photos. Hope you said hi to the turtle from me. No? Well if you see him again…

  8. stoneskin

    The sunset at the end is beautiful. The turtle is sublime. Lovely photos. Hope you said hi to the turtle from me. No? Well if you see him again…

  9. stoneskin

    The sunset at the end is beautiful. The turtle is sublime. Lovely photos. Hope you said hi to the turtle from me. No? Well if you see him again…

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