E Ku'u Aloha ~ My Love
Aloha Kakahiaka ~ Good Morning!
Hana Part I
Yes, let's continue with our Hana Adventure...
Our Tuesday began just after 5AM because the boyfriend had this romantic idea of watching the sunrise together. So
|Totally worth it|
|View of Bay & some of the Black Sand Beach|
|We hiked every trail!|
|Hawaiian Black Sand:)|
One day while searching the coastline, he decided to refresh himself in the cool water of the caves. As he peered into the clear glistening waters, he noticed a reflection of his wife. She had been hiding in a secret cavern in the back of the cave! Overcome by anger, he brutally murdered her.
Every year during Spring... millions of red shrimp appear in the cave. The glistening waters of Wai'ānapanapa are said to turn red as testimony to the tragic event.
Ohh, and they do.
After walking all over Wai'ānapanapa with the bf, and explaining all the Native Hawaiian History, rituals, beliefs, legends, and other cultural funfacts we went back to our cabin to take a well deserved nap.
When we woke up, we decided to hike up to Waimoku Falls above Seven Sacred Pools...
Before bee-lining it to the mountains, we stopped at Hāna Bay for some ice cream!
|Haupia Ice Cream | Mahalo Auntie Tutu!!|
|First part of the trail|
|One of MANY waterfalls along this hike | Top of Makahiku Falls|
|Keep going! This gate is just to keep the wild pigs from getting out!|
|HUGE tree in the middle of the trail|
|This is the pool to the waterfall pictured below -- Due to heavy rainfall the night before the water looked a little dirty, otherwise the water would have been clean and clear ready for you to jump in!|
|Perfect spot to have a picnic!|
|To get to Waimoku Falls you have to go through the Bamboo Forest, but to get to the Bamboo Forest, you have to cross several bridges first!|
|Due to unpredictable weather & safety reasons a weather resistance almost rubbery path was build, elevated about two feet off the ground...|
|It's pretty cool and results in a faster pace|
|Gorgeous Bamboo -- the music they make when the wind blows is incredible!|
|Once you're out of the Bamboo Forest, you know you're close...|
|When you finally look up after focusing on your feet work for about an hour--this is what you see!! It takes your breath away!|
|Isn't it interesting how something so beautiful can also be so deadly?|
|Waimoku Falls ~ 400 feet of breathtaking Beauty|
|When we hiked back down to the top of Seven Sacred Pools, we were greeted with this beautiful Rainbow!|
If you would like to know more about this hike in further detail, please read my 'Alau Island Race ~ Hana, Maui post:)
After this AMAZING afternoon hike we cruised it back to Hāna town. We were really getting used to this Old Hawai'i scene--unspoiled, serene, and mystical beauty we were surrounded by!
|Hasegawa General Store|
We picked up a few essentials for dinner and went back to our campsite to BBQ some ono grinds..
|Veggies & Seared Ahi|
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