We started today with a Segway tour of Lahaina. After a short tutorial on how to ride a Segway, our tour guide took us all over the town! Our first stop was at the Lahaina Jodo Mission, a Buddhist temple home to one of the largest Buddha statues outside of Asia. We continued past the historic district and stopped at the Great Banyan Tree for a photo before returning our Segways.
After lunch, we went to Maui’s Big Beach for the rest of the afternoon. This beach has some powerful waves that are great for bodysurfing, if you don’t mind getting tumbled around a bit.
Today’s photos are mostly from the Segway tour, but there are a few of Big Beach at the end:
The three of us on our Segways in front of the Jodo Mission
This bell at the Jodo Mission is rung 11 times at 8PM
Inside view of the Buddhist Temple
The Jodo Mission Pagoda
Us in front of the Giant Buddah Statue
The U.S. Seamen’s Hospital in the Hisoric District
On our Segways in front of the Great Banyan Tree
All of this is a single tree with many root systems
In front of the Sugar Cane Train at the end of our tour
An Old Hawaiian Flag, originally designed in 1812
Maui’s Big Beach
A panorama of Big Beach. You can climb over those rocks on the right to reach the nude beach …