The Road to Hana, Maui

Since a friend went with me to Maui on this trip, we did a few things I have not done in many years. One of these was traveling the road to Hana. Since we didn’t want the hassle of driving my little rent car (Nissan Versa, aka, the Bubble), we decided to hire a private tour guide. Well, my friend, Ann, came up with the idea. The moment she said it, I knew it was the best decision to make as I have done this road before. We used a company called Maui’s Private Guide, which I gave 5 stars to on TripAdvisor. The destination is definitely not the point when you do the road to Hana. It is the journey. Click to enlarge all pictures.

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–Rainbow eucalyptus trees

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–Honomanu Bay

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–Lush greenery on the cliffs

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–On Ke’anae peninsula

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–One of the many falls on the Hana Highway

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–Our private guide, Kellen, jumping into a pool at one of our stops on the Hana Highway

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–The leaves on this plant curl up when touched.

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Kellen looking at some falls.

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–Fungi

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–It is hard to tell, but this is Charles Lindbergh’s grave.

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–View from the road of a couple of the Seven Sacred Pools.

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–Black sand beach at Waianapanapa State Park.

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–Mister Monk Seal, who rested on this beach a few days.

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–We counted a lot of turtles that day.

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–The turtles blend in to the rocks from a distance.

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–The last sugar can plant on the islands. It is closing down in 2016.