Maui & The Road to Hana | Part Two
The second half of my Maui post is mostly from our trip to Hana. I'm sure you've heard about this infamous drive with two lane streets, steep cliffs, and insanely winding roads. Enough to make the strongest of stomachs a little queasy. But when you go to Maui, it's a must see! Nothing compares to the beauty of this drive. Once you do it, the images will stick in your head for the rest of your life. My camera could not even begin to capture the amazing color and lushness of this place. The drive is a spiritual experience in itself. Like rainbows in Maui, waterfalls are EVERYWHERE along the Road to Hana. Stopping to see all of them would take days.
As you can see, my "whiteness" is basically acting as a reflector into the camera lens.
The coast along the road is crazy rocky and the surf is no joke. But it's a great place to watch and listen to the waves crashing against the rocks while enjoying some yummy homemade banana bread which they sell all along the road.
The black "sand" beach was really cool. But, there is NO SAND on this beach. It's black volcanic rock only. So frolicking along this pretty beach can be a painful experience. Trust me.
Can you see the beach to the left nestled amongst the greenery in the photo below?
They should have called it the Black Rock beach...
Right by the Black Sand beach there was a cemetery, and yes, the black cat had me a little creeped out. Luckily, he was a friendly guard kitty. :)
This baby cow was just hanging out, chewing on some grass. He let us pet him, and was quite fond of the sunscreen on my legs because he wouldn't stop licking me.
"Will you be my Suki?" :)
The view on our way back down.
This was taken at sunset near a town called Paia. I saw the sun creep behind the clouds and made Will pull off the road so I could catch the last few rays of the day. Nothing beats Maui sunsets. Except maybe the sunrises.
We had the entire day to kill before flying home (we had a red eye) so we went to check out the Iao Needle in the Iao Valley. There's a very bloody history to this phallic mountain, but I'll spare you the details in this post. If you want to read the interesting story click here.
What a wonderful way to spend our honeymoon! Even though Maui was quite expensive and touristy, it was still romantic, beautiful, rejuvenating, and totally worth it! I'm already looking forward to our next trip out there- ahem, Will. ;)