Entries by Ken Fields

Wailuku River Reclaimed

Formerly known as Iao Stream, Wailuku River is the traditional, historical and most appropriate name. It has taken many years of community activism to reclaim the name. “The Hawaiʻi Board on Geographic Names unanimously voted last night to restore the name Wailuku River to the waterway that runs through ʻĪao Valley (May 28, 2015).” “After […]

The Lava Coast of Hana, Maui

  The lava coast of Hana, Maui can be some spectacular sightseeing, especially when the weather is stormy and/or there is high surf as it was during this visit. When visiting Hana, the weather is what it is, and you get what you get. The above photograph is of the very popular black sand beach […]

Keawakapu Beach

Keawakapu on the south shore of Maui is a beautiful stretch of white sand beach with clear blue waters and coral reefs ideal for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding, not to mention a barefoot walk upon the shoreline sand…. Aerial drone photography now allows for easy access to video footage of any number of […]

Maui’s Kealia Wetlands

Maui’s Kealia Wetlands, a National Wildlife Reserve, is a 700 acre home to a variety of Hawaiian waterbirds. The Reserve was established in 1992 and is a natural basin for the 56-mile watershed in the West Maui Mountains. A boardwalk over ponded areas allows close-up viewing of native Hawaiian waterbird species as well as migratory […]

Buckeye, Arizona

Buckeye, Arizona is the western most suburb of Phoenix, 30 miles away. Largely an agricultural area, it is developing, as suburban areas tend to do. But, agriculture remains one of the dominant uses of land in the area, as depicted in the short aerial drone video above. “Agriculture is not crop production as popular belief […]