Road to Hana

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Sights along the Road to Hana, ending at 'Oheo Gulch
We got up early, had breakfast with the bed and breakfast owner and some of the other people staying here. The owner gave us an audio cd that explained the various things to see on the Road to Hana. It was great to have this with us.

The Road to Hana is world famous for the natural beauty of its unblemished landscapes and towering waterfalls. Maui is understandably proud of Heavenly Hana's successful fight against over development and the destruction of their Hawaiian culture. When you make the trip over to Hana, you'll see why it's referred to as The Land That Time Forgot.

We stopped at a drive through botanical garden and also a lava tube. The trip is slow going, took us 5 hours to get to the pools. With over 600 curves and 54 bridges, plus a photo op at every turn, we took our time to take in the beauty.

While at Wainapanapa State Park, where the beaches are black sand, we met a group of Polish college students. They noticed we had GPS and asked if they could follow us to O'heo Gulch. We said sure, but there really is only one road, and it is kind of hard to get lost.

At O'heo Gulch, aka Seven Sacred Pools (of which there are more than seven and they were never sacred), we enjoyed breathtaking views of rushing water and rainbows.

Headed back to the bed and breakfast through the rain and darkness of night. Not for the faint of heart!
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