Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hither and Yon.

Pack your bags kids we're going all over the Island on this post as it's a combination of my adventures from the last week or so, let's start on the West Side. If you could read palms, what would this one say?

The idyllic beauty of Lahaina: I sent this picture to a friend and he said it reminded him of his home of origin - Ceylon. On the other hand this vision reminds me of no where in England.

Back to the  North Shore and another tranquil setting, if it weren't for the gate. At lease this gate has a purpose (for cattle), but there are gates in the most inexplicable places on Maui, much to the chagrin of it's life long residents who grew up without them. If I had grown up in a place that had great memories attached to it that I now want to share with my family, I think I'd be pouty too if that experience now has to occur in a condensed version before 8pm when the gate closes. Anyway enough of that, let's go get some food..........

Let me take you down (or technically 'up' because these delicious orbs are in Kula at the fabulous farmers market conveniently located at the start of one of my favourite bike rides) 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields....

....nothing is real and nothing to get hung about. Strawberry Fields forever. 

Still on my bike ride I I dismounted at "The Horse and Foal", good name for a pub.


......and great big bovine ginger beast, but one day someone will say "come in #20 your time is up".

OK-let's hop across the Isle to the Iao Needle for a bit of touristy sight seeing, trust me it's well worth the ride as the views as you head deeper into the valley are spectacular if not a little spooky.

There are no rivers on Maui but the Iao stream makes a good pretend one, by the sound alone.

Ahhhhhh and finally home where you can relax and rest your paw's for a while.


Anonymous said...

For anyone unlucky enough not to have been to Maui, that's a lovely selection of pictures and explanations. The one that puzzled me was the strawberries almost trying to emulate vines! Strawberries are made to grow in the ground and crawl sinuously through the soil and be in a field where the grower has a big sign saying "pick your own"!

Mater x

Anonymous said...

Love the pics and post, Sharon!

We'll have another musical soiree after the 12th when Chico gets back!

Ely from NYC

P.S.: my word verification is forbuit. Forbuit from me that I should swallow up or destroy...

Anonymous said...

What would the palm say? Speak to the hand! Can't come up with anything much better than that.

Hi Ely, hope you lot invite the neighbours when you have your musical evening. I'm assuming one and all have been practicing the same tune? I'm wondering what you play Sharon - didn't know you still had your recorder!!!

Mater x

Anonymous said...

Hello! We'll be on Maui in April and would love to visit the Farmers Market in Kula. Could you tell us more about where and when?
Regards Calle & Josefin

Sharon said...

Mater: Over 'ere they pick 'um for you and they don't have to stoop to do it!

Ely: GP's practicing and I'm not.....I'll do the dishes again, that's always a hit.

Calle & Josefin: It's easy peasy- you head toward Grandma's coffee store on the way to the Winery. Opposite Rice Park (on the left) you'll see the signs and flags with strawberries on them and I believe the hrs are Mon-Sat noon-5pm. Worth the trip :-)