Is was quite the trip. Flew into Honolulu on a Thursday afternoon and then caught a flight to Maui. The wind was really howling when we landed and stayed that way the rest of our trip. Sort of put a damper on our whale watching, that and the earliness of the season provided us with only a couple of whale sightings and one tail shot. Very blurry.
Friday morning left the condo about 3 AM to drive to the top of Haleakala. Got in place at about 5 for the sunrise. We thought the wind was howling at the airport. You can imagine what it was doing at 10,00 feet. What a sight, the stars were incredible. This is a picture of the Observatory at the summit with the sky as a backdrop.
A few of the sunrise pictures.