Hilo residents Patrick and Ferol Niemeyer navigate a turn in the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge boardwalk Wednesday morning. The couple said they appreciated the easy access to see Maui's nature, including Hawaiian stilts, or ae'o (second photo). "You can get out and see things that I think a lot of tourists might miss," Patrick Niemeyer said. "You can see the natural beauty of Maui easily."
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo