WATCHING THE SUN SET AT *BIG BEACH*

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THE SOUND OF PEACE AND SERENITY

OUR LAST TIME SEEING THE SUN SET IN MAUI


HIGHLIGHTS:

 

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.
VIEW OF MOLOKINI


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.
"SHE WATCHES HER LOVE"


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.
"THE LOVERS"


 

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.
THE "3"


 

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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THE SOUND OF PEACE AND SERENITY
VIEW OF MOLOKINI
VIEW OF MOLOKINI
SHE WATCHES HER LOVE
"SHE WATCHES HER LOVE"
THE LOVERS
"THE LOVERS"
THE 3
THE "3"
RUN LIKE THE WIND YASMINE
"RUN LIKE THE WIND YASMINE"
TO BIG BEACH
TO "BIG BEACH"
VIEW OF MOLOKINI
VIEW OF MOLOKINI
VIEW OF MOLOKINI
VIEW OF MOLOKINI
CLEAR
CLEAR
DOGGY
DOGGY
DOGGY WANTS TO SWIM
DOGGY WANTS TO SWIM
SWIM DOGGY
SWIM DOGGY
WOW
WOW
BOADER
BOADER
SURFER
SURFER
ORANGE
ORANGE
VIEW OF MOLOKINI
VIEW OF MOLOKINI
MORE OF ME :)
MORE OF ME :)
ME :)
ME :)
MY FAVE PIC OF ME :)
MY FAVE PIC OF ME :)
ME :)
ME :)
SHE IS WAITING
"SHE IS WAITING"
SHE IS PATIENT
"SHE IS PATIENT"
MY FEET :)
MY FEET :)
VIEW OF MOLOKINI
VIEW OF MOLOKINI
AND AGAIN
AND AGAIN
ROMANTIC
"ROMANTIC"
A TXTING
"A" TXTING
H
"H"
VIEW OF MOLOKINI
VIEW OF MOLOKINI
CHILLING
CHILLING
SETTING
SETTING
3 SHADOWS
3 SHADOWS
PURPLE CLOUDS
PURPLE CLOUDS
LOVE IT
LOVE IT
MY FAVE PIC OF A
MY FAVE PIC OF "A"
me :)
me :)
GOOFBALL
GOOFBALL
HOTTIE :)
HOTTIE :)
VIEW OF MOLOKINI
VIEW OF MOLOKINI
LAST TIME IN THE BEACH IN MAUI
LAST TIME IN THE BEACH IN MAUI
LOVELY
LOVELY
RUN LIKE THE WIND YASMINE
"RUN LIKE THE WIND YASMINE"
RUN MELLE RUN
RUN MELLE RUN
GETTING A WORK OUT
GETTING A WORK OUT
RUNNING LIKE A MAD WOMAN
RUNNING LIKE A MAD WOMAN
RUN RUN RUN
RUN RUN RUN
GO AGAIN
GO AGAIN
RUN YASMINE RUN
"RUN YASMINE RUN"
I AM COMING
I AM COMING
ONE MORE TIME
ONE MORE TIME
BREAKING A SWEAT
BREAKING A SWEAT
HAHAHHA
HAHAHHA
LOOKING AT YOU, LOOKING AT ME
"LOOKING AT YOU, LOOKING AT ME"
BIG BEACH
"BIG BEACH"
Makena
photo by: agehris