A view of Maui from the rocky shoreline at Upolu.
A view of Maui from the water off North Kohala. On a clear day like this, Maui looks fairly close, but it’s actually 30 or so miles away from where this photo was taken.
A plane taking off from Upolu at the start of a flight to who knows where. That’s Maui in the background.
Posted in response to Becky’s October Squares challenge theme of ‘Past Squares – Words containing the word Light.’ See more responses here.
The late afternoon sun back lights clouds over Alenuihāhā Channel which separates the Big Island from Maui.
Posted in response to Becky’s October Squares challenge theme of ‘Past Squares – Sky.’ See more responses here.
A view of Kohala Mountain, and beyond it Maui, taken from the slopes of Mauna Kea.
This week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is ‘Weather.’ See more responses here. Last month, I did a post about our local weather here. Weather in one place can be very different from another place just a few miles away.
The basics are that the east side of the island is wetter and cloudier, the west side, sunny and dry. Both sides are warm, but not as hot as they might be thanks to the prevailing northeast trade winds, though they’re not as consistent as they used to be. Paradoxically, the driest places on the island are also the coldest, the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, which are usually above the clouds.
So here are a few photos illustrating some of the varying weather we get, even if it wasn’t forecast.
I saw these clouds piled up over the ʻAlenuihāhā Channel, between the Big Island and Maui, late one afternoon. They look dramatic, though the weather was really quite peaceful.
This week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is ‘Things that are white.’ See more responses here.
The top photo features a white catamaran with white sails, cruising on a white-capped ocean. The second photo is a cattle egret in a water fountain. The third photo shows a thick layer of white clouds between the Big Island and Maui, as seen from Mauna Kea.