Sunday, January 27, 2013

Maui day 7

 Along the road to Hana is Ho'okipa beach. This is a fantastic vantage point for viewing the people crazy enough to surf.  You can just see them ... little specks out there.
Not much parking available along the beach... and mostly taken by surfers.  Don't want to get in their way!
 These rugged rocks surround the famous black sand beach.  It's located on the famous road to Hana  - if you've never taken the drive it is so worth it.  Here's a brief description for you: 
Along Maui's rugged eastern coastline is the peaceful town of Hana, considered one of the last unspoiled Hawaiian frontiers. The legendary road to Hana is only 52 miles from Kahului, however the drive can take anywhere from two to four hours to complete since it's fraught with narrow one-lane bridges, hairpin turns and incredible island views.

The Hana Highway (HI-360) has 620 curves and 59 bridges. The road leads you through flourishing rain forests, flowing waterfalls, plunging pools and dramatic seascapes. 

 Rugged just doesn't do it justice.
 The black sand is really the finest smoothest black pebbles you've ever seen... and no... of course I didn't bring any home with me... 

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