Wednesday, December 31, 2014

the honeymoon edition - part two - Maui (part 2)

Ok.. where were we...
beautiful sunset off our lanai at our condo
The other big thing we did on Maui was drive the Road to Hana.
Here is a little info about Hana: The Hāna Highway is a 64.4-mile long stretch of road which connects Kahului with the town of Hāna in east Maui. Although Hāna is only about 52 miles from Kahului, it takes about 2.5 hours to drive when no stops are made as the highway is very winding and narrow and passes over 59 bridges, 46 of which are only one lane wide. There are approximately 620 curves along Route 360 from just east of Kahului to Hāna, virtually all of it through lush, tropical rainforest. Many of the concrete and steel bridges date back to 1910 and all but one are still in use.
It was a beautiful drive. We saw so many waterfalls, a black sand beach, a red sand beach, we tried several different "best banana breads on the island", we ate coconut candy and got coconut icecream. And we made it to Hana! But we didn't make it to the 'seven sacred pools'. They advise you to leave Hana at a certain time so you don't have to drive those windy roads in the dark, but we did not, and so we had to drive at night.
pics from the day:
an old lava tube cave we explored (140 feet back). We also went in a lava tube that was about a mile long and it used to even be a fall-out shelter for the Hawaiians, that was pretty cool
It was a long busy day, but a good one.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like so much fun!! What a beautiful island!!