Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Continuing on the Road to Hana

We paused occasionally at scenic overlooks, but there aren't too many photos at this point, because it was raining hard. And I was really bumming because we couldn't put the top down on our convertible. (I don't think I Maui we rented a mustang convertible. It's a lot of fun to drive. I'm really glad I cut my hair before we left, because it's pretty wild as is, but at least its easier to comb out].

Anyways, we got past the construction zone by 11AM, and decided to stop for lunch at Wai'anapanapa state park. I think this was my favorite stop on the whole road. It's a beautiful black sand beach, with surf pounding on the lava.

Here's the beach. I can't believe people were actually swimming here, the currents looked nasty

And here is a view of the shoreline:

We drove through the town of Hana and didn't actually stop. There really is no "there" there. We did drive down to Hana Bay Beach Park, and thought that look like a really nice place for a swim...if it weren't raining!

Next stop, Koki beach, just outside of Hana. For the first time, we didn't see hoards of other tourists in the parking lot. And this is a gorgeous, if rough beach.

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