WATCHING THE SUN SET AT *BIG BEACH*
Makena Travel Blog› entry 29 of 33 › view all entries
September 27th, 2008 – by: mellemel8
OUR LAST TIME SEEING THE SUN SET IN MAUI
The drive through Wailea was like drive through Beverly Hills.
We drove passed the “designer mall” , we saw BCBG from the road.
We saw plenty of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porches, and range rovers.
I heard Oprah’s summer house in this area.
I left my beach bag in the car.
“H” use to hang out here in 2005.
The waves crashing to the shore was pounding. I would not want to get caught into that.
We watched body boarders ride the waves.
There were not a lot of people in BIG BEACH.
I took photos of the beautiful colors of the sky.
It was 5pm and we hung out until the sun sets.
As the sun sets the colors of the sky changes, I took many photos.
We had a gorgeous view of Molokini Island at the distance.
“H” took cool photos of me sitting on the beach relaxing.
The waves crashed to hard on the sand that you can it pounding.
The fell and tripped when I saw the water come closer to me and heard the girls laughing at me.
I took many photos just sitting there.
The sun started to set and I gave a beautiful purple hue in the clouds.
I asked the girls to give me more SPORTS ILLUSTRATED poses.
One guy asked us to take photos of him and I told him to take a few with “A” since she was already posing. HE WAS A CUTIE BTW!!!
I could his friends laughing in the background.
AGAIN…..our “play mode” was slow and turned off.
“A” said she saw Steve, our helicopter pilot staring at us and looked like he hope he could say hi to us but we were too busy taking photos of each other.
I took photos of “H” and also with the shadow of a body boarder in the background. It made it look like a story with a few frames.
“A” offered to take photos of a couple who were taking turns taking photos of each other and “A” ended up giving me the camera instead.
I taught the guy how to take photos behind a sun set. He was very grateful that he asked if I could more photos with his wife.
After a few photos, he took a few of us 3.
We had a running joke all week, me running like the wind, the girls made me run up and down the beach and towards them. I was “RUNNING LIKE THE WIND, YASMINE!!” as in Baywatch, Yasmine Bleeth.
We hung out on the beach until the sun was setting or at curfew time.
We talked about dinner tonight, we all decided to just make ramen and pack tonight and early morning.
MORE MEMORIES TO ADD AS I REMEMBER….
Makena State Park comprises 165 coastal acres of south of Wailea on the island of Maui, Hawaii. The largest beach, also known as "Big Beach" is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long and more than 100 feet (30 m) wide. "Little Beach" nearby, is one of the few beaches on the Hawaiian Islands where nude sunbathing is tolerated by local police, another being Red Sand Beach located near Hāna.
Big Beach, also known as "Oneloa Beach" and "Makena Beach", is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike, as it is both a wonderful sunbathing and bodyboarding spot. The shore is fairly protected from wind and in the afternoon is a great place to sun worshipers. Fortunately, the "Makena cloud" settles in often, giving the sand much desired cooling periods.
Little Beach, also known as "Puu Olai Beach" is a small beach just North of Big Beach separated by a steep lava outcropping (the tip of Puu Olai) and a 5 minute hike. Occasionally, Little Beach is host to celebratory drumming and fire dancing. The beach is only 1/8th of a mile long and can seem crowded at peak times.
Black Sand Beach, also known as "Naupaka Beach", is considered one of the most unused beaches on Maui. Having it's own road and a parking lot right on the edge of the beach, it allows easy access for all.
Puu Olai is a dormant volcanic cinder cone in the center of the park with a height of 360 feet (110 m).
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