Heading north, we stopped at the Kealia Pond Coastal Boardwalk. At this time of year, there was no water in the pond and therefore, no wading birds, but during the winter and fall this is considered a good viewing area. The 2200-foot boardwalk runs over the pond alongside the ocean, with a perfect beach walking area.
Front St., starting at the Courtyard Square. A huge Banyan tree planted in 1873 now covers a 200-foot area. Across the street, we found the Baldwin House. Completed in 1835, this was the home to Rev. Baldwin a missionary, physician and teacher. He was credited with saving thousands of lives during the smallpox epidemic of 1853. Inquiring from a local about the best place for shaved ice in town, we were referred to the nearby Local Boys West. As per our previous experiences, the long line outside the building indicates a great product inside, and we were not disappointed.
we were able to catch part of the 4-day Maui Invitational Jazz and Blues fest at Whaler’s Village. This upscale shopping area hosts numerous events on a regular basis, including weekly hula programs. The program began with the phenomenal talent of Sacha Boutros. With a four-octave range, her singing was the highlight of the 3-hour program. Listen to her at: http://www.amazon.com/Simply-Sacha/dp/B001AW261S#mp3TrackPlayer
|Windsurfer at Ho'okipa Beach|
|Ocean walk at Kealia Pond Boardwalk area|
|Sunset from our balcony|
|Hot tub soak overlooking the ocean at the end of the day|
|Outrigger Canoe Competition at Canoe Beach|
|Outrigger Canoe Competitors|