Today was our last day on Maui, but since we were taking the red-eye flight in the late afternoon, we had some time to do a few last-minute things. That included lunch at the Ono Teppanyaki and Seafood truck, followed by a quick visit to Kanaha Beach. The shrimp and ahi were delicious, and the beach was lovely. I wish we had enough time to go for a swim, but we’ll have to do that next time.
A few days ago, we saw the sunrise from Haleakalā and today we drove back up to see the sunset. When we reached the summit, the area was covered in clouds and the 47°F / 8.3°C wind was howling like mad. It was so cold and wet. I didn’t think we’d see the sun come out.
But about 10 minutes before sunset, the clouds broke and we had a gorgeous view. It was spectacular!
By the way, the entrance fee to Haleakalā National Park is good for three days, so no problem coming back for a second visit. Also, you don’t need a reservation for sunset, but the parking lot at the summit might get crowded. And lastly make sure to bring warm clothes!
This morning we drove up to Haleakalā Crater to catch the sunrise. It was very cold and windy, but luckily we were treated to a wonderful view with some beautiful cloud formations, and the Big Island in the distance. Simply awesome! If you decide to do the same, make sure to make a reservation (required).
After that, we went home and then it was time to work. Here’s the view of the backyard from my “workstation” this morning (the dining table). 🙂
Working from Maui means I have to start the day early so I can keep my regular hours. How early? Well, it’s a 4-hour time difference, so I’ll begin when it’s still dark out. But that’s okay because I can enjoy the nice Maui sunrises! I think it’s worth it.
The morning goes by pretty quickly actually, and I can end my work day by about 1 pm and have the afternoon to hang out with my family.
Anyway, for this trip, I decided to bring the Olympus E-PL9 and shoot primarily in Toy Camera mode. It’s really fun and it feels like I am just snapping shots with a point and shoot film camera. There’s minimal post-processing which means I save a lot of time (not that I edit for very long with my Fujifilm camera).
I’m excited to shoot snapshots this week!
My camera & photos
I use a Fujifilm X-series camera for most of the photos on this site and my Instagram. Why not pick one up for yourself?