Monday, January 23, 2012

Maui Day Two-The Road to Hana-Part 1

This was our second full day in paradise. And for both of us, our favorite day! We rented a car and set out to Hana. The destination isn't Hana. The expression, "It's not the destination, it's the journey" applies here. The drive there is called "The Road to Hana" because the road is a twisty turning one with some of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen. Honestly, I have never heard of so many waterfalls within such a small area before. And never actually been so close to so many. It was such a fun day!

Nothing like last minute for me! On the way to Hana, I thought, "Hmmm. Maybe we should have read about this first....I wonder if there are any Kindle books (for the iPad)." So, I googles books about Maui and found Maui Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook. Good thing! We wouldn't have know squat about our excursion without it. I highly recommend this book. The writer gives the whereabouts of the points of interest along Hana Highway in a detailed manner....which mile marker, where to find the pathway, etc. Without it, I'm pretty sure this would not have been our favorite day in Maui.

This is a beach on the west side of Maui on our way to the east side of the island where Hana is (and the 'Road to Hana'), I don't know the name of it. A TON of surfers were out in the water. It was fun to watch them surf. We lived in Charleston, SC and when people said they were going "surfing" it was laughable. Chest high waves were "big" waves. And I'm 5'2". Anyway, there was some real surfing to be done here. The waves crashing were beautiful.

Maui Day Two
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Our first stop on 'the Hana road' haha (a little insider) was a bust. We weren't really prepared for what we must do in order to see all of the sites. But at our next stop, we get the hang of it. We had to climb through a barbwire fence that had an animal carcass hanging from it. It didn't stop us or the people going in when we were leaving. This is Lower Puohokamoa Falls and it was a LONG way down. The train down any further was on the side of the cliff. No thank you! It plunges 200 ft, but evidently it hasn't been a wet season, as it wasn't gushing like in the guide book we were using.
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Maui Day Two

Nothing like last minute for me! On the way to Hana, I thought, "Hmmm. Maybe we should have read about this first...." So, I looked on Amazon for books about Maui. I came up with "MAUI REVEALED: The Ultimate Guidebook" by Andrew Doughty. Good thing! We wouldn't have know squat about our excursion without it!

Well, this is it for today. I'll write some more when I get the chance! I need to work on a post for Click It Up a Notch that will be blogged on Thursday of this week. I'll be sure to post a link!


Tracy January 23, 2012 at 9:13 AM  

Amazing place!! I hope to get there some time in my life! A must. Beautiful pictures to document it!

Carrie January 23, 2012 at 3:02 PM  

WOW! You are in paradise aren't you! Breathtaking.

karren January 24, 2012 at 12:10 AM  

These photos are so gorgeous. I like the beach shots with the big rocks.

whippetmom January 25, 2012 at 11:33 AM  

wow. Just gorgeous, all of them!! I've missed your posts! But these make up for it ;) A little- I still need to see your smiling kids!

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