Friday’s sunset didn’t look like it was going to amount to anything, but I decided to go anyway. The sunset itself was uneventful by Maui standards, but the magic happened afterwards. Usually the clouds are too dark and moisture-laden to do anything, but that particular evening, they flared just the way I always wanted them to.
I saw this shot in my rear view mirror driving home from an assignment one evening about three years ago and pulled over quickly to grab it.
That was us with the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, a mere 5-minute drive from our house in Kihei.
I tagged along with Kathy and her group from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (how’s that for a mouthful!) as we were led on a tour today.
It’s one of the few remaining natural wetlands in the Hawaiian Islands, and is home to the endangered Hawaiian stilt (ae’o), Hawaiian coot (‘alae ke’oke’o) and Hawaiian duck (koloa).
It’s fascinating. I don’t know what took me so long. I get so involved with the various projects I’m working on, I don’t take as much time as I should to do things like this.