sunrise: a chilly island
wrapped in claret clouds.
Sunrise at the top of Mount Haleakala is spectacular, and well worth the drive. For those of us traveling west to Hawaii, it is easiest to do this drive on one of the first days you are in Hawaii, so that you are already awake early due to time-zone change. If you are really adventurous, you can ride a bike down the mountain–several touring companies organize rides (they haul the bicycles up and guide you down).
Haiku Heights is hosting The September Heights, a haiku-a-day challenge with a daily word prompt to be used as a theme and/or in the haiku. Today’s prompt is “island.” Click through to check out more haiku or to add your own.