For three weeks I have been trying to avoid posting an entry about my drive along the Road To Hana.
The Road To Hana is about the journey; not the destination. This is because there really isn't anything in the actual town of Hana. But the journey is filled with beautiful waterfalls, black sand beaches, trees, and bridges. Lots of bridges. All one lane.
It is recommended to start the trip to Hana by 8am. That will allow you time to get there and to turn around to go back.
I had purchased a CD called "Maui's Premiere Musical Adventure, Hana Audio Tour." The instructions said to pop the CD in when you get to the Big K (Kmart) on the corner of Hana Highway. The CD features two locals who talk you through the three hour journey to Hana. The CD was great because it also contained songs by many local Maui musicians.
I highly suggest that if you take the Road To Hana while using an audio CD; listen to the CD once before starting your trip. That way you will not spend time skipping back tracks trying to make sure you had made the right turn.
So I have been avoiding this post because I took about 200 photos along the Road To Hana.
Yes, I did leave at eight in the morning.
Yes, its true, I didn't get back to the hotel until close to seven at night.
Yes, I was completely exhausted by the end of the day.
But it was quite a beautiful adventure and there was no way I was going to be able to narrow down those 200 photos to just five or six to post on this blog. That would just not do the trip justice.
So I am trying something new. I picked the 84 of what I consider the best photos and I created a slide show to share with you the Loyal Readers. The video makes the photos a little blurry but I think you will still get the beauty of the trip.
Please enjoy The Road To Hana.
Song Of The Day - Everything Glorious by David Crowder Band