Today we spent most of the day shopping. We bought a riding lawn tractor with canopy attachment and pull behind cart/wheel barrel, a self propelled push mower, a gas powered weedeater, chain saw and hedger, a gas grill with cover and cooking utensils, and a stop at costco for the month's groceries. That's right, just spending money like we have it!
Here is a beautiful shot near Ho'okipa Beach Park on the North Shore where they do a lot of wind surfing and surfing. It's about 15 minutes back towards the airport from the house. We stood along here the other day and spotted several pods of Humpback Whales. They were tiny from the shore, but just imagine how big they really are if you can see them breechig and spouting water from their blowhole at that distance. It was pretty exciting.
This was the view as we left Costo looking up the slopes of Haleakala. The clouds today were insanely heavy and this one was so low that you were literally able to touch the sky in the towns of Makawao and Pukalani, which I am told means Little Hole as there is always a hole in the clouds above Pukalani where the sun shines through. You can see it just to the right of center where there is a clearing in the clouds.