Wow, wow, wow, wow!!!!!! Christine and I decided to go to Maui for about 10 days as a celebration of life and fun after the 2 year cancer fight and it was incredible. What an enchanted place in the world!!! I always say I will write a story about the trip but as usually you will need to talk to one of us to hear it. I have never the less a few emails Christine wrote during the trip that are a goo description of what we did.
Here are the emails in Christine's words:
Today we explored the road through South Maui. We awoke to fog and rain,
but by 9am we were on our way with bright sunshine all around. As the
locals say...if you don't like the weather, just wait 20 minutes. We spent
most of our day hiking a trail that gave countless views of waterfalls
with the top reward going to a 400 foot fall at the top. The bamboo forest
leading up to this big daddy waterfall is the result of the Chinese laborers
who came to this island when sugar cane production was king. They planted
bamboo to construct their houses. Today, the bamboo forms a tightly woven
canopy over the forest floor. Breath-taking! At the bottom, all the water
from these waterfalls ends up dumping into 7 pools with the seventh located
right at the shoreline. Imagine swimming in a freshwater pool with a front
row view of the ocean. Vlad and I swam in one of the upper pools..it was,
lets say, an invigorating swim. When the water runs wild it is quite dangerous
to swim in any of the seven pools as one can be pushed quickly down through
the pools and out into the ocean. After our stay here, we traveled further
down the road, which became more and more narrow with tighter and steeper
curves that yielded awesome views of the coastline. It was a beautiful
but harrowing drive of blind curves. Vlad and I were holding our breath
all the way. We hiked to another secluded waterfall before returning to
Hana. Our last stop was Hamoa Bay....the best place in Maui to bodysurf.
Why? Because the sand is soft and deep and the waves break consistently
and frequently. We had some awesome rides. Our suits were filled with
sand and our hearts with joy. Wow!
It's 6,30am in Hana. This is our last morning to soak in this quiet tranquil
setting. It will be hard to say goodbye to this magical tropical oasis.
We had to adjust our attitude to appreciate South Maui, but we are there now. We just came back to our little condo after watching the most incredible sunset I have ever seen in my life. This side of Maui is about sun, surf and sunsets. Not a difficult adjustment. Winding down to last days. Tomorrow is last day of diving....plan to snorkel and body surf afterwards. Last day will be spent with a sunrise stroll down beachside path following by hike in Iao Valley before heading to airport. Want to squeeze a new experience with every remaining second of this island paradise.
Enjoy the pictures
Here are the pictures:
Here are a few videos we shot during the trip in no particular order
|Updated October 9, 2012 9:30 PM by Vlad Pambucol|