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Maui Surprises

I have been coming to Hawai’i for probably 45 years and this paradise still holds surprises.  Today was my first full day on Maui and we had rain.  That was not a surprise but the lightning and thunder were.  I have never seen lightning nor heard thunder in all these years of visiting and my one year living on Maui.  I tried to time my morning walk when the rain appeared to have let up only to have it start to pour as I got to the farthest point and I started back to the condo.  Drenched I was when I got home.  Fortunately, it was a warm rain.  And I counted a total of 30 or so bursts of thunder, most within two miles of me as I walked.

Tonight I strolled down to the lower pool here at Napili Shores where I often enjoy the early evening breeze.  Not much breeze tonight but a spectacular sunset.  The first photo shows the lighting of the sky beyond Moloka’i.  It looks like a forest fire on the far side — or maybe a volcanic eruption.


The second photo is of the ocean between Lana’i and Moloka’i.

I was in awe of what I was seeing.  There was no time to run back to my unit and get my Nikon D850 and the tripod so I settled for capturing the scene with my iPhone camera.  Not too bad I’d say.

Life is good.

B. David

P. S., All photos and text © B. David Cathell Photography, Inc. — www.bdavidcathell.com