Banyan Bed And Breakfast Retreat
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Swimming pool
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This volunteering was a whole different level than the last. It was raining when we got to Haleakala National Park. The Rangers told us we were going to hike up a couple miles into the forest. My groups job was to put in new reflective tape on the board walk in the Bamboo section of the forest. Bamboo is invasive to Hawaii, so the rest of the people spent their time chopping down bamboo that was in the way of ...
... upland on a rural road with sugar cane and pineapple as far as we can see. We are late due to traffic and as soon as we park and step out of the car, we are ushered into a 15 person 4WD van and the only pineapple tour in the United States begins. Here are my rough notes of what the only (and best) U.S. pineapple tour guide told us: Maui Gold Pineapple is the last pineapple company remaining in the U.S. It was formed 3 years after the last company was dissolved. The new company ...
... of one of them spinning out of the water. When we got to the other side of the island, we stopped at a coral reef that was about 200 yards off the shore. We spent about 45 minutes exploring the coral reef. A lot of fish - probably the best snorkeling we seen so far.
After getting back on the boat, we started back to Maui to do some more snorkeling. On our way over, we were literally in the middle of a competition group of whales. ...
... all too expensive. We did manage a coffee and a very sweet sticky bun. On the way back we came across a craft market by one of the beaches with various interesting stalls.
Later we got together with W&W, took a cab to Lahaina, walked around a bit and ended up at the Lahaina Fish Co, a seafood restaurant for dinner. We had a table by the water and the food was excellent.
So a good day had by ...
Finally we see the falls and, honestly, they are breath-taking. Absolutely beautiful. To get a closer look we need to cross a stream - more like a raging stream - with really big rocks in it. Jeff scampers across leaping at the end to the other side. It takes me several minutes to figure out how to cross as I don't scamper OR leap. Jeff's extended hand helps me off a big rock and safely onto the other side. A wonderful view! (sorry that the photo is ...