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... we decide to go back there pack a lunch, there are many great picnic locations along the way.
After lunch we made our way to Red sand beach another must see in Hana, we started our walk down to beach but decided not to go to the bottom it was a very small beach and the sand really isn't red...I chuckle because the guide book said it was stunning!
Now it was time to make our way back to Paia and Mama's Fish house. The drive back was much faster ...
... from the summit area: the Halemau'u and Sliding Sands trails. We hike the 'Sliding Sands Trail' down into the valley with volcanic craters all around.
The ground starts an immediate downward slope. The cold wind is still blowing. Strewn along the trail is jagged rocks and smooth "lava" pieces that came flying out of the fountains of fire thousands of years ago. It all makes enduring the cold wind worthwhile.
No trees, only desolate landscape. But, ...
... took quite some time to get our luggage but we were ok with that as we kept taking pictures of the girls and me with our leis. They were so pretty I wanted to make sure we had lots of pictures as I know they won't last forever. After lots of pictures and lots of waiting, we got our luggage. We got on the shuttle and got to our rental car. And we were on our way!
The fist thing we noticed driving out of the airport ...
Can't say today was overly filled with accomplishments, but that may be the greatest accomplishment of all. We started off going strait into town (after a morning soak in the hot tub) to eat at 'Uncle Bill's'. It is a roadside vendor really, on someone's (Bill's) private lot. The kitchen is an old used panel van. There is a pretty ramshackle veranda under which you can eat. The woman who was working there was worth the money for the food. The food was free. Full of ...
... perfect place for a soft-top jeep and we took the top off almost every day.
Sitting out on the deck the first morning we saw some humpback whales jumping around! I couldn’t believe it! My advice – if you’re going to Maui, go when the whales are there – late December to early April.
Our first day on the island we drove north past Kaanapali and Kapalua for the ...