Off by 7:00am to drive to the opposite side of the island from where we are staying. The Road to Hana is one of the de rigeur aspects of any visit to Maui of more than a few days. Following Maui Revealed, we stopped at several recommended places, but also missed a few for a variety of reasons. We saw some of the vaunted waterfalls, but others were not flowing and still others were too much of a hike for us today. Highlights included Nahiku, a refreshing stop at Glen's Coconut Ice Cream stand ..... photo below
... swimming at Black Sand Beach, Wai'anapanapa Caves, the 7 Sacred Pools and driving completely around the island. Most people turn back at Hana and they miss an unique experience featuring a completely different landscape, some great views of the ocean and mountain and a drive through the Upcountry. They also miss a stretch of several miles of unpaved or patched road, the setting sun causing some visibility problems and cattle blocking the road.
Below: swimming at Black Sand Beach
We arrived home shortly after 8:00pm.