Monday, October 31, 2011

Shipwreck North Shore


Today I decided it was time for a swim and a walk on the North Shore. I was tempted to go yesterday, but opted for a mountain walk instead. I wish I could get out and walk somewhere wonderful everyday..., but, even life on Maui can get busy.

Sunday, a shipwreck ended up on our sweet Baby Beach reef. Not an ordinary sight to see while strolling down the beach.

The story goes, the "Quantem Leap" (hmm, interesting name....) was left on it's own off the east coast of the Big Island. Two sailors from Portland, Oregon had to be rescued by the Coast Guard.

I really don't know what happened, other than this boat continued on it's journey to by pass Hawaii island and come to rest on my favorite small beach on Maui's North Shore, some 700 miles away. I have to say, that this boat caught a lucky break ending up where it did..
The South shore of Maui could have offered a softer landing in some places..but, it was North Shore bound.

I used to own fishing boats, and seeing any boat in distress still causes my stomach to flip flop.Spotting a boat stranded on a reef is twices as sad....the reef is being damaged, and the boat is often a gonner.

On the Big Island, back in my fishing days, because we were up on the north and west shore, more than once we were called on to look for boats that did not end up where and when they were supposed to.

So, sure hope all is well with these sailors, and hopefully they are happy to learn the fate of the

Quantem Leap.

With all that is happening in our wild, wonderful and wacky world, many times a day, I stop , and look around with a smile, and think, lucky am I to live where I do, and to meet the great people that I meet every day.

Maui is calling, are you listening?

Friday, October 21, 2011

November Upcoming Events, and October end..

Aloha..Wow, the end of October already!!!!

Life has been busy, real estate and art shows have been adding to my already full and wonderful life.

Hale Ho'okipa Inn has also been steady, and filling up with future bookings. I have had some super fun guests lately ( as usual!!) Our traditionally slower season was not slow at all. I am very happy to see folks traveling again and enjoying the splendor of Maui. If you are looking for a good deal on sweet accommodations, please give me a call.

November looks like it is shaping up quite well with lots to do.

But, before this happens...Halloween will be celebrated in Paia and Lahaina both this year... So, get creative...people tend to go "all out" with costumes. I have no idea, have not worn a costume in years...We'll be handing out goodies in our Windermere office in Paia on Friday night. It will be a Paia celebration evening..Stop by and say hi if you are cruisin Paia.....

Aloha for now,

Wailuku First Friday
November 4, 6 – 9 pm
Market Street, Wailuku
Enjoy live entertainment along the street, arts, shopping, a beer garden, food and fun around town.
Info: (808) 878-1888 or

Hawaiian Music Series
November 10, 11 am - 12:30 pm
Baldwin Home Museum, Lahaina
Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winning vocalist Teresa Bright will make a special appearance at this free concert out on the museum lawn.
Info: (808) 661-3262 or

I Keia Manawa November 13 – December 23
Schaefer Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
I Keia Manawa (of our time) explores social issues pertaining to Hawaiian culture, the environment and politics by four Native Hawaiian women who are established artists and college professors: Maile Andrade, Kaili Chun, April Dregas and Kapulani Landgraf. Info: (808) 242-7469 or
ONO Series
November 14, 6:30 pm

Iao Theater, Wailuku
Maui OnStage presents a free staged reading of ‘Rock of Ages’ an original radio play by Joel Agnew.
Info: (808) 244-8680 or

Celebrating Native Plants with Songs by Cody Pueo Pata Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului
November 19, 10 am-12 pm Join Kumu Hula and Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner, Cody Pueo Pata, for a morning of Hawaiian music as he serenades you with mele (songs) about the inspiring native plants of Hawai'i. Info and reservations: (808) 249-2798 or

Kulanihako‘i: Living Waters
November 20, 3 – 4 pm
Koele Lodge, Lanai
Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents excerpts from the original hula drama inspired by Hawaiian myths – Kulanihako'i, about the many facets of water and its relationship to ocean, land and sky.
Info: (808) 242-4283

A Christmas Carol
November 25 - December 11
Iao Theater, Wailuku
Maui OnStage presents Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story ‘A Christmas Carol’ with music adapted by Tom Frey, on Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinee at 3 pm.
Info: (808) 244-8680 or