Monday, January 15, 2007

The many climates of Maui

Among the many things I didn't know about Hawaii or Maui before going is how diverse the climate can be in one place. The average temperature on the island stays between 75 - 80 degrees all year, but a quick tour of the island can make you feel like you're in totally different places:


Desert-like and chilly near the summit of Haleakala (dormant volcano)...


Eucalyptus trees of all things, in the middle part of the island (on the way up to the summit of Haleakala)...


LUSH greenery on the road to Hana...


...including bamboo (this surprised me as much as the eucalyptus!)


Not to be forgotten: the ocean, perhaps with a whale once in a while.


..and of course, some fresh coconut, opened by machete (don't worry - a skilled person did it, not me!)

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Susan W said...

Love the photos - I had no idea how diverse Maui is either. Love the photo of you and coconut :)