Saturday, January 2, 2016

Ohe'o hundred something curves and turns!

So we make the drive to the southwestern part of the Maui--heading to the "Seven Sacred Pools" or ‘Ohe’o Gulch,  a deep and diverse valley carved over millions of years by a rainforest stream. Turn after turn of waterfalls and pools that empty into the deep-blue ocean along the rugged Kipahulu coastline. After driving seven hundred something turns, we hiked--pelted by rain, our poncho-wearing gang found paradise. 

Halekala-- Comes to Life

Haleakalā, or "house of the sun", rises above sea level 10,023 feet. It's almost unearthly to walk upon the volcanic sand--Martian red and vast in contrast to the clear azure sky. Craggly terrain, mostly barren yet alive in some odd way. Something inside you comes to life here on such a massive volcano early in the morning on a tropical island.  

Kihei, Maui: More laughter and more love

Kihei, Maui

 Instant Hawaiian perfection... carried on the breeze and breathed in completely 

 It's really hard not to be happy in  Hawaii. What is it about the ocean that allows us to be open to more beauty, more hope, more laughter and more love?

Friday, January 1, 2016

Cadaques: Dali and golden beaches

Just a half an hour from El Port de la Selva, we discover another little paradise--Cadaques. The childhood home of Salvador Dali is painted with golden sunsets and perfectly carved beaches. As we stroll along the water, the twinkling magic of this place comes to life. 

El Port de la Selva...paradise

Three hours north of Barcelona, we find El Port de la Selva, a quaint & friendly Catalonian fishing town. The temperatures finally cool and the ocean breeze welcomes us with open arms. Ahhhhhh...

I share a crepe filled with fig and goat cheese with a little boy who admired it. The sun shone warmed me (as did the little guy) and the ocean waves lapped with a joyous tide. 

The view from our patio 

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Sea glass treasures 

Our beloved place for five glorious days 

The crystal, pure Mediterranean Sea