Escaping Winter for Maui
Saturday in Baltimore was a big ice storm, just like most of United States had or will have soon. Luckily, the storm did not screw up my flights to Maui on Sunday. Woot!
From the snow to the sun in one extremely long day. I woke up at 4:15 am to catch my first of three flights to Maui. Naturally when I arrived in Maui, I did the first two things that appealed to me: 1) order my favorite Hawaiian food (a poke bowl) at Nalu’s South Shore Grill to eat while watching NFL playoffs
and 2) go to sleep at 8pm. It was a long day! I woke refreshed and ready to start my Maui adventure. Since both of the hiking trails I wanted to do this morning are closed due to flood and erosion issues, I had to come up with plan C. Plan C was a good one. I took the North Shore’s Kapalua Costal Trail (about 3.5 miles roundtrip) to discover some less visited beaches and get some good sea views.
It all starts at this beach- Kapalua Beach, which was packed this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with tourists and Maui dwellers who had the day off.
I skipped sunning here to moved on to the seaside cliffs and a bird nest sanctuary for some great views.
Next up was my favorite beach of the day- Oneloa Beach. I was practically the only person on the beach and the sand was so soft. It was peaceful. On the way back to the car, I stopped here and took a nice beach nap and read some of my book before finishing my hike.
Lunch was fish again- it is just so fresh and delicious in Hawaii. This time I had it grilled in a bowl with rice, black beans, crema, pineapple salsa, hot sauce, and cabbage slaw from Maui Tacos. Yum!
After lunch I opted to do part of the drive on the Kahekili Highway to the Nakalele Blowhole. It was a pretty coastal drive. The blowhole wasn’t that spectacular but I’m glad I did it for the views.
A little more beach time is on the agenda for the rest of the day. Then I’m sure I’ll be off to bed early again. Getting adjusted to a new time zone can be killer!
Reader Question: Have you ever been to Hawaii? How do you like your fish- sushi, poke bowls, grilled, tacos, fried, or other?????