Once we get out onto the thumb that makes up West Maui, urbanity disappears and we drive along a string of beaches on one side with the mountains sloping down on the other. It is lovely.
Traffic doesn’t actually move through Lahaina, but instead creeps and crawls along in little spurts of activity.
We are lucky though and find a parking spot right on the main drag. Time to shop!
We mostly window shop. Most shops sell tacky tourist items or have prices are high enough to be unappealing. Still it is fun to look and the people watching is great.
We tire of shopping long before sunset and head into a beachfront bar for drinks and pupu. But the waitress is preoccupied with another table and her girlfriends, so I order our drinks at the bar and, when we finish them, we simply leave.
Back in the car we watch the passing beach pull-outs searching for the right spot to watch the sunset.
We find a spot and wait.