|oceanfront view from our room at sunset|
|Honolua Bay Beach Reserve where we snorkeled...|
After snorkeling we took a drive up the coast...but went too far and ended up on a narrow one lane road that wound around the coastline.....we stopped for fruit smoothies and toured several art galleries /studios.
|cool wood and concrete sculptures|
|we hiked to the Nakalele Blowhole, but the tide was out and the blow hole was not blowing.|
|hiking down to the olivine pools...named after the olivine rocks that are abundant around the pools.|
It was very rocky.....
|another ocean blow hole that wasn't blowing|
|swimming in the pools with Gina- tropical fish nipping at our toes!|
|Ke'ane Congregational Church|
|Ti maze outside Hana|
|inside the Lava Tube Cave|
|low ceiling ahead!|
Next day we took the road to Hana, and because there is so much to see along the way there and back, we rented a house for overnight.
|House we rented in Hana...looked pretty ugly on the outside- but was adorable inside!|
|lounge lizards in the heavenly windowseat|
|being silly with face masks and good wine!|
In the garden at the house in Hana...
The next day we went to the 7 sacred ponds and waterfall...
|pools towards the ocean|
|pools towards the waterfalls|
and then we went on 4 hr hike into the bamboo forest to a 400 foot waterfall.
|the hike was up a mountain - up, up, up.|
|lots of rocky steps and unruly roots....|
|giant banyon tree|
|bamboo- we're almost there|
|more waterfalls along the way.|
|Lordy. more steps.|
|Egads- my ankles are not happy! more UP!|
|pretty rocky here...still going up...|
|a rivlet to cross|
|at last- the waterfall - straight ahead!|
|a brief few steps down- into a creek to be crossed.|
|woohoo - we made it!|
|BREATHTAKING! (Gigi and the waterfall!)|
Swimming was not advised because loose rocks might fall from the above cliffs and fall on your head.
|heading back....3 1/2 hrs up / 1/2 hr back down!|
|Gigi and Me!|
We had a blast!