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A Valley Isle reportage. Shoot first, write later.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Rainbows at The Ramp

Our snorkel trip got cancelled today due to bad weather and we turned around almost as soon as we left for Molokini.

However, I did manage to fire off a shot of Molokini with Kaho'olawe in the background amidst angry seas.

Kaho'olawe is the uninhabited island that was used as target practice by the US military for almost 50 years.  You can see the eroded, stark beauty of the island even from my vantage point.

Back on land, we encountered a boat returning from Kaho'olawe welcomed back by double rainbows.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Whole Foods has arrived on the Valley Isle

Today is the second official day Whole Foods has been open on Maui.  Now, I normally don't get all that excited when a new store opens, but since I do care about what goes in my body, it is nice to see another alternative to Mana, Down to Earth, and Alive and Well.

Upon entering, the first thing I thought was, "Oh my God, I'm back in Southern California!"  Love it or hate it, Whole Foods is open and judging from the amount of people in the store and the lack of parking, it seems they will stick around.  A huge plus for me is the VERY large prepared foods section where I can just pop in and get something to go.

The entire place seemed abuzz with energy and I even overheard two middle-aged ladies remarking that "this place will be the new social scene on Maui."  Hmm, that tells you how much of a social scene Maui actually has!

Prices seemed a bit high compared to Mana, and the feel of the place was more high-end gourmet with a healthy theme, but hey, I'm not exactly complaining.  Whole Foods will brighten up Maui Mall as well.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

What's below

Which image are you looking at? ;)

That White Shark was found INSIDE Molokini Crater (image from B&B Scuba). He looks full.  Photo of triggerfish and turtles shot by Petr Juza.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Maui Marathon

To kick things off, I thought I would post some funny pics of me pre and post the 2009 Maui Marathon.  I like to think I pursue an active lifestyle, so why not start off by displaying the effects of 26.2 miles.

In the top pic I'm not smiling because I thinking about the fact that I'm about to run a marathon. In the bottom pic, I actually ran the marathon.

I like the ambulance in the background waiting at the finish line.

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