We bid Aloha to Oahu and traveled to Maui, landing in
|Maui is the second
largest (729 sq. mi.) of the Hawaiian Islands and has the third
largest population (103,000). It is also the second youngest of the
islands and was made from two volcanoes. The first, Haleakala is on
the East side of the island and is the largest dormant volcano in
the world. The other is Puu Kukui, which is now extinct, and on the
west side of the island. The land between the two volcanoes was
joined together by lava and erosion.
The soil is red on Maui because the lava that came from the
volcanoes had a high level of iron in it. The iron has now oxidized
and turned red. This soil is great for growing sugar cane, which is
grown a lot on Maui.
We stayed in
Kaanapali, on the west shore, north of Lahaini.
Maui Drive Guide, with
great Maui maps, with information
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Once the whaling
capital of Maui, this historic and colorful town is today the art center of
Maui. Numerous art galleries, craft shops, and tourist emporiums line the
streets along with colorful restaurants.
The famous banyan tree
of Lahaina Maui is the largest Banyan in the world. It covers almost an acre
of Lahaina's town square and continues to spread by sending down new roots
which form additional trunks. Planted in April, 1873, it is over 130 years