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The drive on the Hana Hiway was an all day adventure with so many highlights. The next time I vacation on Maui, I intend to spend a night or two in Hana just because there are so many beautiful spots around there. Also the area is so much more rural than the major resort areas.
We stopped at this wide spot in the road to gawk at the view. The road was quite curvy and narrow.
Almost every turn offered another spectacular vista. We took several turn offs and side roads.
I didn't record the names of any of them. We were just driving around. Looking at stuff and having fun. Sometime I get tired of taking pictures.
Frequently I don't document what I'm taking pictures of. Oh well. We could have driven the Jeep on the beach, but it just didn't seem necessary. These flowers were everywhere.
Guy knows what they are... he lived in Hawaii for several months
while going to college. We drove past a bamboo forest.
Didn't get of picture of that either. You'll have to check it out for yourself. A jeep isn't the most comfortable or roomy car for an all day drive. But when you factor in the convertible
with the unobstructed view and 4-wheel drive (only used that 2 times on Maui -- and even then it was required) the Jeep was great. Greg & Guy. The Hana Hiway climbs quite high in places. From one of the highest points, we took a side trip for a couple miles down to this marvelous, rugged shore where the surf was pounding in. Nice tan. (Lots of it too!) Jack and I are "roommates". A 1.2 MB movie. It is kind of nice. My best little movie on the trip. Where Jack is standing, there is a hole that goes through the rock. You could feel
it shake as the waves hit it. After we left here, the next stop was the "Blue Pool". (Separate set of
pictures for that.) After the Blue Pool we went to the State Park that is famous
for the black sand beach. I'm not a sun worshipper, but I did work on this tan.
I went to the "electric beach" in Seattle to be pre-tanned to avoid burning. While in Hawaii, I didn't use any sunscreen, but I
did keep my skin greased up with coconut oil. I never peeled
or burned except for a little bit on my nose. This is also at the black sand beach state park. Jack, who loves caves and such stuff, went in a little ways, but not very far. I only like caves when I can still see the sky out of the opening. We are now on the part of the Hana Hiway which will void your car rental agreement.
What a joke. This road is in great shape. If you ever go to Maui, don't be afraid to drive all the way around the Hana Hiway in any type of car. Did I mention that it was spectacular, everywhere we looked. Three Jackasses.
(Greg wanted me to give that title to this picture.)
Mt Haleakala in the background. This store was built in 1925. Besides having food and beverages, they also had a minor museum of
various odd and ends that had been collected over the years. As we continued around the island, we came to the "dry side". I didn't capture it with a movie, but grasses were waving in the wind like "amber waves of grain". Through this part the road is paved and in excellent condition... a little narrow, but without a lot of curves (we rarely go straight), and a lot of ups and downs like a roller coaster as there was very little rock removed to put in the road. We made one curve in the road and suddenly it is green.
One more mile and it is lush again. Side trips from the Hana Hiway:
A Side Trip to the "Blue Pool"
My Favorite Spot on Maui -- Red Beach in Hana
Various Places Around Maui