🏡 piece of art on the way to the Hana
🏡 Our house is very, very, very fine house with two cars in the yard life used to ne so hard....
Black sand beach 🏝
Black sand beach
Hawaiians are deeply connected to the land and in ancient times used the stories and legends of love and life to explain naturally occurring events. This one is from a plaque at Wai’anapanapa State Park where the very cave and fresh water pool in this story can be seen. This Hawaiian legend states that long ago in Hana a Hawaiian princess named Popoalaea was forced to marry an older chief named Kakea. The chief was very jealous and suspicious of his young bride and beat her often. One day she fled with her faithful serving maid and they hid inside a lava tube cave near Hana’s black sand beach. To enter the cave required a dive into the fresh water pools called Waianapanapa (the meaning of the word is “glistening fresh water”).The king and his men grew furious looking for them. Finally one day while searching for her he spotted the two women’s reflections in the waters of the cave as they sat on the ledge. They were killed on the spot and every spring thereafter during the dark nights of Ku when this murder took place the waters seem to glow red, signifying the blood of the princess. It has been found that these red waters are the result of a tiny shrimp called Opae’ula which feed on algae which grows on the rocks in the spring. Thus another Hawaiian legend related directly to natural phenomena!
Wai’ānapanapa State Park 🌴🌋
Road to Hana 🌿 Maui has been gifted with incredible natural beauty that can be found all over the island.
The Hana Highway is a 64.4-mile-long (103.6 km) stretch of Hawaii Routes 36 and 360 which connects Kahului to the town of Hana in east Maui. Although Hana is only about 52 miles (84 km) from Kahului, it takes about 2.5 hours to drive even when no stops are made since the highway is very winding and narrow and passes over 59 bridges, of which 46 are only one lane wide. There are approximately 620 curves along Route 360 from just east of Kahului to Hana, almost all of it through lush, tropical rainforest.