Makena Shoreline

makena shoreline

The Makena Shoreline on the south side of Maui is a beautiful, scenic, picturesque area. In the video below you can get a bird’s eye view through the lens of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), aka, a drone.

Enjoy the aerial views of the Makena Shoreline


Scenic Northwest Maui

Driving past Lahaina, past Napili, past Kapalua, you come around to the very scenic Northwest Maui region off rugged cliffs and bluffs. Some beautiful  beaches, hiking areas and many opportunities to photograph some of Maui’s most spectacular scenery awaits you. Some of the special areas of interest are the Nakalele Blowhole, and the Olivine Pools. Also along the way you’ll find Lipoa Point, Punalau Beach, Honokohau Bay. You’ll end up in the quaint Hawaiian village of Kahakaloa where you you can buy some of the best banana bread on the island!

Scenic Northwest Maui

Rugged cliffs of scenic orthwest Maui


A November Morning at Kaenae Peninsula

Where is Kaenae Peninsula? It’s about halfway to Hana, the turn off well marked. Drive down and enjoy the spectacular scenery! On a November morning at Kaenae Peninsula such as this, the surf was high, so high that big wave surfers were gathered at the infamous Jaws (Peahi) for Peahi Challenge. Meanwhile, I captured some big waves crashing against the lava rocky shoreline using both a drone and digital camera to capture some not everyday images of one of Maui’s many exquistely scenic locations.

A November Morning at Kaenae Peninsula
















Aerial Views of La Perouse Bay


La Perouse Bay on Maui’s south shore is a fantastic area for kayaking, snorkeling, hiking and sightseeing; with its many inlets and coves amidst the lava, the aerial, and underwater, scenery is beautiful. Using a DJI Phantom drone, I was able to get high above the area and showcase the rugged and beautiful landscape of this popular area of Maui. La Perouse Bay got it’s name from Jean-Franois de Galoup, Comte de La Prouse, a French explorer. He was the first European to set foot on Maui in 1786. The lava flow which makes up the area is one of Hawaii’s most recent (1788), save the current active lava flow of Kilauea on the Big Island.


Aerial Views of La Perouse Bay

Aerial Views of La Perouse Bay


Frida’s Mexican Beach House Restaurant

Frida’s Mexican Beach House is a quaint, scenic, open air Lahaina restaurant with a delightful beach front view and fantastic, delicious food and drinks. Frida’s is a family owned business opening their doors in early 2015.

Frida’s features traditional Mexican Cuisine, along with some influence from Central and South America. Fresh made Chile Rellenos, slow braised meats for tacos such as, lamb, pork, short ribs and chicken . Baja Style fresh fish tacos are the number one seller. The Tequila Bar at Frida’s is second to none. The Margaritas are made with fresh squeezed Maui Sugar Cane juice instead of a chemical simple syrup. Some of their standard menu items include: Manchego Crusted Quesadilla, Ensalada Azteca, Ahi Aguachile, Fresh Fish Veracruz, Fresh Fish Zerandeado, Grilled Spanish Octopus, Rib Eye Mojo De Ajo, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and more, not to  mention a full bar, with over 40 Tequilas,  draft, local and imported beers, specialty Margaritas and one unique Sangria. So, if you are looking for a memorable meal at the water’s edge with views of Mala Warf and the island of Lana’i, consider Frida’s Mexican Beach House Restaurant.

Frida’s is named after the Mexican painter/artist Frida Kalo; the text below is taken from Frida’s website about Frida Kalo:

“Frida Kalo is the Mexican artist remembered for her self-portraits, pain and passion, and bold, vibrant colors. She is celebrated in Mexico for her attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and by feminists for her depiction of the female experience and form. 

Kahlo, who suffered from polio as a child, nearly died in a bus accident as a teenager. She suffered multiple fractures of her spine, collarbone and ribs, a shattered pelvis, broken foot and dislocated shoulder. She began to focus heavily on painting while recovering in a body cast. In her lifetime, she had 30 operations. 

Life experience is a common theme in Kahlo’s approximately 200 paintings, sketches and drawings. Her physical and emotional pain are depicted starkly on canvases, as is her turbulent relationship with her husband, fellow artist Diego Rivera, who she married twice. Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits.”

Cactus Fries at Frida’s Mexican Beach House, Lahaina, Maui

Frida's Mexican Beach House

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