Maui Pineapple Tour is Golden

So this week, in combing the photo challenges from the Daily Post, A Word in Your Ear and Where’s My Backpack?, I’m confronted with the words Object, Context and Dry.

The Object I’ve chosen is a pineapple. The Context is an usual one, namely a plantation on Maui where they’re grown. And boy, was it Dry (and hot!) out in those fields!

Objects in a Dry Context - one of the dirt roads that criss-cross the Hali’imaile Pineapple Plantation

Objects in a Dry Context – one of the dirt roads that criss-cross the Hali’imaile Pineapple Plantation

When I’m travelling with Rich and Sue, there’s never time for lying about in the sun. And that’s just the way I like it. The world’s too big and life’s too short to waste time lounging by a pool. There’s always something do to, something to see or somewhere to go. Even on the way to the airport.

So it’s hardly surprising that on the morning we left Maui to fly to the Big Island of Hawai’i last month, we found ourselves surrounded by wonderful pineapples.

Our Hali’imaile (Maui Gold) Pineapple Plantation tour dove straight in, with a bumpy ride around the dirt roads of the pineapple fields. Along the way, and with frequent stops, our entertaining guide Zsa Zsa filled us in on the lifecycle of a pineapple plant and the back-breaking work that goes into cultivating them. I can’t imagine labouring out in those fields, bent double for hours on end, unprotected from the dry, roasting heat and wearing the heavy clothing needed to fend off the prickly pineapple leaves.

Pineapples in an unusual, Dry and silly Context

Pineapples in an unusual, Dry and silly Context

Checking out the Objects of of our desire with Phyllis - "I think we'll try this one, please Zsa Zsa."

Checking out the Objects of of our desire with Phyllis – “I think we’ll try this one, please Zsa Zsa.”

Of course, the highlight of the tour was trying some pineapple, picked fresh from the plant, and deftly carved by Zsa Zsa and her wicked-looking machete! Mmmm, but it was tasty. And more than a little juicy! Just what we needed to lubricate our Dry, dusty mouths

It doesn't come any fresher that this - Zsa Zsa 'peels' a pineapple

It doesn’t come any fresher that this – Zsa Zsa ‘peels’ a pineapple

Mmmm... Juicy! Suddenly 'Dry' is no longer an issue!

Mmmm… Juicy! Suddenly ‘Dry‘ is no longer an issue!

Phyllis and I finally get a taste

Phyllis and I finally get a taste

We learned which part of the pineapple is the most flavoursome. And also that pineapples stop ripening the moment they’re picked.

Then it was off for a quick stop at the processing and shipping plant, where we were each presented with a little something to take away with us… A Maui Gold Pineapple!

Yumm!

Inside the shipping plant

Inside the shipping plant

A little something for the road (or plane, in our case)

A little something for the road (or plane, in our case)

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Stop! I need more pineapple!

Stop! I need more pineapple!

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31 Responses to Maui Pineapple Tour is Golden

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  3. Veronica Roth says:

    Nicely done. 🙂 I can’t remember when I had a lovely fresh pineapple.

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  5. sueslaght says:

    Mmmmm….fresh pineapple”

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  8. bebs1 says:

    You got me drooling at 5:30 in the morning. Nothing tastes better than a sun-kissed pineapple.

  9. Y. Prior says:

    really enjoyed this post – we have been enjoying lot sod pineapples this month – and this “background” data was even more appreciated. 🙂

  10. Amy says:

    My mouth is watering… Delicious post!

  11. tgeriatrix says:

    I wish I could buy it that fresh – unfortunately for that I live in the wrong country!

  12. Pangela says:

    My taste buds are indeed drooling!

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  16. vannillarock says:

    was in maui last month and have to say i had NEVER tasted pineapple as delicious- it just doesn’t get to europe. great post!

  17. mrscarmichael says:

    an in situ pineapple experience sure beats the supermarket one.

  18. Yum… I can almost taste the pineapple!

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