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


 

The Art of Rust

We often gaze in awe and wonder at the natural landscapes of places like The Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion, and other areas throughout the world where the elements, mainly wind and rain, have shaped the earth in marvelous ways. Those same elements do their work on metal, rusting them, deforming them, making them into shapes with colors and hues often beautiful, sometimes grotesque. The art of rust takes a look up close at some of Nature’s handiwork. A local junk yard with lots of old metal machinery, pipes, posts, scaffolds and tools  takes on appearances that we at first glance cast off as ugly and not worth our attention; but, looking more closely, we see the same forces at work here that shaped of our most cherished landscapes…..

The Art of Rust

The Art of Rust: A pile of rusted metal has a scenic value to it when viewed closely


 

Iao Stream, December 12, 2015

An afternoon along Iao Stream, one of the few, and very important, sources of fresh water on the island of Maui, Hawaii.

Scenic La Perouse Bay

 

Scenic La Perouse Bay is a beautiful, rugged, lave laden coastal area of Maui, Hawaii. The location is named after a French naval officer and explorer (Jean-François de La Pérouse), who was the first European to set foot on Maui in 1786. La Perouse Bay features several small coves that lie between rocky points. These are often covered with tidal pools. The stark, barren lava rocks, the bright blue ocean, the coral beaches and the waves crashing against the cliffs provide the perfect scenery for some excellent sightseeing and photography. Scientists estimate that in 1790 Haleakala erupted, the lava flow from which formed the jagged rocky coastline.The Hawaiian name for this area is Keone’o’io

 

The scenic La Perouse Bay on the south shore of Maui

The scenic La Perouse Bay rocky shoreline on the south end of Maui, hawaii


 

Oahu’s Waianae Coast

 

Oahu’s Waianae coast,on the west side of the island provides many expansive white sand beaches, and several coves and inlets formed by rugged lava rock. Unlike the other islands in the state of Hawaii, Oahu houses Honolulu, a bustling cosmopolitan city with high rise buildings, ample traffic and all the amenities one would expect in a city. And, in addition, within an hour’s drive, you also have pristine beaches with notable spots for surfing, diving, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, hiking and biking, as well as some very scenic locations ideal for landscape photography.

Although Waianae is considered one of the poorer areas of Oahu, economically speaking, it is very rich in natural beauty. This part of Oahu is naturally hot, arid  and somewhat isolated, with little fresh water; and yet, the sea off the coast of Waianae has always supplied abundance of fish, hence the name Wai-water, anae-large mullet.

 

Oahu’s Waianae Coast

Oahu's Waianae coast offers some very scenic locations to enjoy and photograph