Second day, june third: Big Beach
Just another beach day. We drove to Maui’s Big Beach on the Maui south-west shore. First we took the turtle beach for some snorkeling and after that we drove further to the Big Beach.
We expected to see several turtles but in stead we only saw one huge one underneath a rock of coral when we were snorkeling. Those animals I think are the inventors of “hang loose”. Beautiful to see this huge thing just hanging out there.
After that we drove on to the Big Beach. One of Maui’s main beaches. We understand why. Great sand, view, water, vie, everything..
Third day, 4th of june: Road to Hana
The Road to Hana probably is Maui’s biggest tourist attraction. A 40 mile road along the coastline of Maui crossing numerous waterfalls.. At least, if it has been raining lately which didn’t was the case. I guess that’s one of those thing we experience when we go on holiday. Couple of years ago when we were in Yosemite at was dry also and those big waterfalls over there also were nothing more than a few drops of water gliding off some rocks.
We’re not here in high season so the good thing was that there wasn’t much traffic on the road and that is also quite unique on this road. We started early in the morning and our first stop was Hookipa beach, the no.1 surf Mekka. I imagined this much bigger, busier and wilder, but the coastguard told us that in wintertime it was and that waves could be as high as one of them palmtrees. With the amount of coralreef over there I now have much more respect for those surfers going into those pipelines. After gathering some souvenir for old surfer friend Ton, we continued our tour.
After some hiking, lots of corners and mighty sceneries we went to see a waterfall. We were quite tired already, because it was warm and we were getting in and out of the car all day. You don’t want to mis anything when you’re there, do you? There were 2 waterfalls in this area that we knew of. The first one wasn’t that impressive and at first we didn’t want to go and see the second one, because that was quite a difficult hike. We did it anyway and the reward was awesome!! We got our own waterfall with swimming pool!! No tourists here at all!! Never experienced such a thing so we went for some nice cooling off here. Definitely the best part of this day, despite all the good stuff we saw up till this point.
We made quite some pics on this trip, but they are nice ones 🙂