|At 10,000 feet +
|Very early daylight
|The sun burst over the high clouds at 6:35 am.
|This huge crater is believed to be 5,000 feet shorter than the original height, following its final lava flows.
|Posing on top of Maui, Deb and Bob made it look as though they were warm....but they too were cold.
|10,000 feet below us (in the photo) is the famous surfer's beach, Hookipa Park.
|The observatory on top of Haleakala Volcano
|It's amazing to see plant growth at 10,000 feet.
|Jeanette's parting photo.....on top of the world in Maui.
On the drive back to Lahaina, our co-pilots had the idea to stop and have lunch at the Iao Valley State Park just east from the city of Kahului.
|Interesting Iao Valley State Park is dedicated to Japanese, Portuguese, African Americans and other nationalities that gave life to this lovely island.
|Many families were enjoying outdoor activities here.
|The hillsides with misting rain at the top.
|One sign board in the park reflects the African American history here.
Our Wednesday was more relaxing. We chose to drive out to Big Beach, south of Kihei and Wailea. The rain seemed to be threatening but it held off long enough for us to enjoy a few hours of beach time.
|At Big Beach
|Others had the same idea.
|A most popular diving and snorkeling area.
|One or the many turtles we saw frolicking and feeding
|Bob is capturing some good photos of the turtles from his vantage point.
|This turtle was just below Jeanette's vantage point.
We have two full days left to enjoy more of this lovely island. More on that in the days ahead.
Mahalo for looking in.