The Green Boat – Kahakuloa Bay

Ready for Anything

This was shot, again,  after a hair-raising drive along HWY 38 along the North Shore of Maui after a brief stop to the deadly Nakalele Blowhole. You may recall a previous post. Here we found an isolated cove with killer waves. The beach was virtually deserted except for a few Local Surfers. This was shot with our trusty Nikon D7000, Sigma 10-20mm wide-angle lens, a Variable Neutral Density filter from Singh-Ray all mounted on a Manfrotta Tripod for stability. The boat seemed a bit out-of-place – we assume that it might be a Rescue Craft in the event of a surfing accident. The waves were rather large (For California standards), but likely become huge during a storm, attracting many more intrepid surfers.

Kahakuloa is an area on the North side of West Maui, Hawaii. It is home to the isolated picturesque community of Kahakuloa Village, Julia’s Banana Bread, Kaukini Gallery, Bruce Turnbull Studio and Sculpture Garden, and a few small businesses. After this brief stop, we proceeded to Julia’s Banana Bread Shack. We bought a loaf, some coconut candy (slowly roasted goodness) and some type of spread made out of Passion Fruit called Liliko’i… it it absolutely fabulous!

From her Webpage:  “We invite you to our famous treehouse to sample some of our homemade gourmet treats made only on Maui. We offer free samples of our famous Julia’s Banana Bread, Coconut Candy Nuggets, Dried Mango, Roasted Macadamia Nuts, Ulu (Breadfruit – seasonal), Taro Chips, Pineapple & Passion Fruit Jelly, and now our new and amazing Liliko’i (Passion Fruit) Butter Spread. We also carry a variety of island fruit drinks as well, and homemade crafts & gifts.
Once you reach about a 1/4 mile into Kahakuloa Village, you will see Julia’s bright green road signs. Follow and read the signs carefully, and it will lead you to our bright green treehouse. We are located right below the white Catholic Mission that sits on the hill.”  Website:

What followed was somewhat cute. As we were patiently standing in line on this rainy day, an elder local Lady (70’s)  arrived and also waited quiety behind us waiting for her loaf of Banana bread. She knew exactly what she wanted and was greeted warmly by the proprietor who clearly knew her. We received and paid for our delicious treats and hit the road towards Waihe’he. Minutes later, it seemed, she was right on our bumper, probably wondering why we drive so slowly along this twisting, treacherous, almost single lane road with thousand foot drops to the left into the sea. At first opportunity we pulled to the side and she zipped and within minutes gone with her loaf out of sight!

(We have the same experience on WildCat Canyon Road in Ramona, California). 😉

Thanks for visiting our humble PhotoBlog! Kathleen and Erik

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2 responses

  1. I really like this. Beautifully composed.

    December 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm

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