One day we packed up the car with beach essentials, purchased a couple foot-long at Subway and drove up the coast. We did this drive once before, taking the loooong way back the Kahului airport. And it was an adventure - one-lane, semi-paved road with no shoulder, and blind corners with signs that said "Blow your Horn".
This time, the plan was to go until the two-lane road ended and stop at all the fun viewpoints, beaches, and bays on the return trip.
My favorite place then, and my favorite place this time was Nakalele Point. You park your car and get out to see a whole lot of this
random rock towers. Just so weird and fun. Last time I made one and dedicated it to our love. This time I made one and then Scott decided it would make for good bowling practice. There was no love dedication so the bowling was completely allowed. Our favorite, though, was the printed note on our map. It read: "The stones you see stacked along the road are done by visitors who believe there is some significance. There is none." There you have it!
This time we came prepared to make the walk down to the blowhole. After maneuvering through lots of black, volcanic looking rock you come to this
Then, wait for it . . . . wait for it . . .
Thar she blows!
And our attempts at a camera-timer self portrait
I kinda like the blurry one. What do you think?
I was definitely camera happy in this place. Took lots of photos on our hike back up. Poor Scott. I think I sucked a lot of his camera patience on this stop. So he happily retreated to the air conditioned car while I had my fun.
Other points of interest included
*Honolua Bay, which looks like a really cool snorkeling spot
*Kapalua Bay and a stop at the Kapalua Logo Shop. You know that the golf course at Kapalua is right up there with Pebble Beach. I offered to take Scott's picture next to the course but he said that you can only earn a picture by actually playing there.
*D.T. Fleming Beach Park, voted America's Best Beach 2006. Ummm, not so much. We tried to lay out all the beach gear and get comfy, but we just weren't feeling it. Our beach was much more welcoming. We left after about 10 minutes. But not before capturing some video of me jumping off the sand embankment by the water's edge. I think I'll be keeping those videos to myself. :)
We made it back to our place, showered, and headed out to enjoy a very nice sunset dinner at a restaurant on Napili Bay. Details on that one later . . . . it was record making.