|“Another boring day in Paradise.” Ha! No boredom here!|
Then again, Hawaii, never stops giving. Every morning, as soon as we awaken we open the doors at either end of the condo, the sliding door in the living room and the main entry door, for the trade winds to waft through for what feels like the most stupendous breeze on the planet.
|Greenery at the Maui Tropical Plantation.|
Who needs AC is Hawaii if this breeze is available? Surely, when we were in that tiny studio in Honolulu, we had the AC constantly running when we were perpendicular to the ocean with no chance of a cross breeze.
The weather in Hawaii, although rainy at times, is the most perfect we’ve experienced thus far. In Belize, although wonderful while we were located on the ocean, it was hotter and more humid. In Madeira, on the sea, it was too cool, even in the summer often requiring that we kept the screen-less windows and doors closed.
|Tom was on the move searching for points of interest.|
We’ve lived in many varying climates these past two years, many of which were unbearably hot, without AC and most without screens. Without a doubt, Maui has been our first perfect weather location, easily explaining why so many travelers throughout the world dream of living here.
|Humor me! I can’t ever resist admiring any living being.|
Is it doable to live here? The answer lies mostly in the cost of housing and utilities. Fuel, food and sales tax are tolerable even though literally everything is taxed at a rate of:
|Haupala, an Orange Trumpet Vine.|
|Various ducks, so comfortable around humans at the plantation, that they didn’t mind our intrusion.
|Another cooperative duck.|
|Another body of water on the grounds of the plantation.|
|This restaurant on the right was in the process of being remodeled.|
|The roof on this building near the foot bridge was covered in greenery.|
|I can’t resist admiring chickens and roosters.
|The zip line store on the premises. No thanks.|
|Another view of the main pond with sugar cane gears.|
|An old fashioned windmill that was pumping water on the premises.|
|The mechanics of the water pumping windmill.|
|The koi pond.|
|Colorful sky at night at sunset as we wound down our time in Kenya, one year ago today. For details, please click here.|