Red Beach in Hana


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There are so many spots in Hawaii that are so wonderful for so many reasons.  The Red Beach in Hana is near the top on my list.  It is just the opposite of so so.  (Suddenly "so" looks like a very funny word.)

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After walking along the narrow path, scratched out of the side of the crumbly cinder cone, we come to the Red Beach of Hana.
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Notice how the inner part of the bay is partially protected by the rock barrier.
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This small bay is clothing optional.  And because it is difficult to find, not many people go here.
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This spot... the combination of the cliffs, red sand, the barrier, the waves... was undoubtedly my favorite spot of all our travels on Maui.
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The "sand" was quite coarse.  In the water it was even more coarse, more like the lava rock you might find in a gas bar-b-que.  I wore aqua sox to protect my feet.
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Notice how the waves break through the openings in the barrier wall.  It made for some fantastic fun.
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A quiet moment between wave sets.
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I won't even try to write enough superlatives to explain how utterly stupendous this spot is.
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I give all thanks to Alan, a photographer that Jack has worked with, for giving us the secret directions to get here.
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Greg & Guy in the wave free zone.
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Jack walking out to the take the brunt force of the wave.
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A wimpy wave.
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Me & Jack in the protective shadow of the barrier.
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Greg & Jack in the middle of the "tub".
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The next time I go to Maui, I'm going to spend a night in Hana, just so I can spend a whole day here.
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I would go out and hang on to rock just below where the waves came in.  It was brutal like a good massage.  No real danger and I didn't get hurt.
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Did I say I liked this place?
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Does this look like fun, or am I just crazy?
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We only got to stay and play here about an hour. The Hana Hiway is an all day adventure in itself.  And we were taking lots of side trips.
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Can you see Jack? He is the dark spot at the bottom of the foam.
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Jack
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Guy
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Jack and Greg.  Waving "Aloha".
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Notice the little path scratched out of the cinder cone.
Sights Along the Hana Hiway
Various Sights Around Maui


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