For my last day in Bali, I hit the beach the took a drive out to the Bali Bird Park.Read More
I spent my second last day in Bali under the water, do some scuba diving. I would have liked to do more, but that's all the schedule would allow.Read More
On an off day of the conference, we went back to Uluwatu Temple, and checked out one of the local beaches.Read More
Sunday was out set-up day for the conference, and a day to be a bit of a tourist. We needed up seeing a lot of the country over the course of the day.Read More
After a ridiculous day of travel, I was finally in Bali. I needed to stay awake the whole of Saturday, so I set off to explore some of the surrounding countryside.Read More
I had a trip to Bali, Indonesia planned for work. I was attending the Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, and was going to be there for a full week. Getting there was a bit of a challenge...Read More
I was lucky enough to get to go to New York for a few days for one of our conferences. I didn't get much extra time, but had a few short adventures.Read More
Our adventure continues with a day of swimming and hiking in and around 100 Mile House.Read More
We decided to head north from Vancouver and see where adventure would take us. Our first day was marred by a tragic accident, and we ended up lost on some very remote logging roads before making our way back to civilization and ending the day in Clinton.Read More
I spent the long weekend in the UK visiting with my friends Mark and Rachel. We got caught up after a couple of years since my last visit, and we went to check out a very cool castle.Read More
I had a short stop in Brussels for a couple of days, before heading to the UK for the weekend.Read More
A photographic post featuring the birds and flowers of our trip to Maui.Read More
We spent a fair bit of time at the resort, as there was a lot to see and do. This post highlights a number of great features of the resort, as taken throughout the course of our week-long stay.Read More
A photographically-oriented post collecting some of the better pictures from our various snorkelling excursions.Read More
On Tuesday morning we went out whale watching for a couple of hours, and had a great time. Lots of whales, and even a pod of dolphins!Read More
While on our snorkelling trip, we got some unexpected whale watching in.Read More
The Pipiwai Trail leads to the impressive Waimoku Falls, but first you get to hike through a bamboo forest.Read More
Back to the Maui posts - one at a time as I mentioned. After a day of relaxing, snorkelling and checking out the local area, we had our first activity on Friday afternoon. I had downloaded a couple of hikes that I had wanted to try out, and one was pretty close to us - at the end of the road (literally) that our hotel was on. Called The King's Highway (Hoapili Trail), this hike is in the Ahihi-kinau Natural Reserve Area, and to quote the description, "scrambles over the desolate lava beds of eastern Maui to reach a secluded beach."
The hike started at a cool little beach at the end of the road that our hotel is on. We had come by the day before and watched some guys surfing, and upon returning the next day were greeted by an almost full parking lot. The hike started by hugging the shoreline, giving some amazing views of the rugged shore and some pretty big waves. Initially, this seemed like a very busy, popular hike, but it soon became apparent that most people were only going a short way into it, before heading back to the park lot. We of course, decided to push on.
The hike itself wasn't that bad - a couple of miles each direction - but as advertised it was across lava beds. Fortunately, the path was well defined, and while it's not the easiest stuff to walk on, it was easily managed. There was a nice wind blowing, which helped with the heat of the afternoon. We encountered some of Maui's feral goats along the way, and after an hour or so, got out to the beach at the end of the trail.
After about an hour, our trip across the moon ended at the top of a slight rise, with an amazing view down to the beach, and our final destination.
The beach was pretty cool - black pebbles - and as advertised we had the place to ourselves for a little while before one other couple showed up. The waves were pretty big so there was no swimming this day, but we enjoyed the breeze, played around on the log swing and had some lunch before hiking back out to the parking lot and the quick trip back to the hotel. It was a good little hike, and the lava beds were pretty cool to see.
A quick recap on the trip to Maui and some of the adventures we had. The trip didn't start off well, but it definitely got better and better as it went along.Read More