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... better yet, a fleece) is necessary at 10,023 ft.
2. When driving in Hawaii, you must remain alert for two-lane roads that suddenly become one-lane roads around a turn, forcing you to yield to oncoming traffic.
3. They don't sell car stickers at the gift shop at Mount Haleakala.
4. While lots of companies offer the chance to bike DOWN the road after a drive up, the number ...
... early start.
Friday 27th June Honolulu to Sydney
Murray has the last of the raisin bran and microwave coffee, Dianne settles for packaged muesli and yoghurt. She doesn't want to go down early, but Murray has a look outside, and finds our 5.45am Speedie Shuttle already there. In the shuttle we spend a fair bit of time waiting for a no-show customer, and are glad we took the earlier shuttle time, but with light, early morning traffic, we get to ...
Up around 0830. Cream on our many bites (getting munched quite bad here!) and brekkie of toast and jam and coffee. Robert has kindly lent us a roof rack and a Malibu board so the first task of the day is to find a beach with small waves to practise at. We end up at Hookipa lookout, near mamma's fish house. The surf is quite big but there's a lifeguard station so we go there. Monkey paddles quite far out and has a good go ...
... blue waves crashing into them creating white explosions of sea spray. Amaze balls. 2. First 1.5 minutes of Jurassic park was filmed on RTH. The part where the helicoptor is flying them onto the island. Looks even better than in the movie. So cool to have been here. 3. Waterfalls. Big ones. Small ones. Fast ones. Slow ones. And ones that formed pools that we could swim in. 4. Colored rainbow patterned birch trees. Pretty sure my dad told me about these when I was ...
Our second and official full day in Maui, we drove to the
top of Haleakala – “House of the Sun” (pronounced Hayley-awkah-lah) to see the
sunrise. It was a long journey to the top in the dark with lots of switchbacks
(think sports car commercial with curvy roads) and we managed to make it well
ahead of the sunrise. I’ll add here that it was around 40 degrees at the top
and we were glad to be in ...