It’s time to leave Hana and we are getting better to pack our stuff: we don’t spend too much time today for that and we are able to fill in the big luggage in a proper way (hopefully proper will equal to less than 50lbs).
We also find out that we were actually five in the house….
But before driving to Kahului we have a few places to visit.
Yesterday, on our way back from the National Park, Johnny mentioned a spot that we shouldn’t miss: its name is Waioka Pond, also called Venus Pool. The latter, together with words like “spectacular natural pool”, convinced us to make it our first stop.
Luckily Johnny is very precise when it comes to parking and hidden paths to follow: we could not have done it without our digital friend.
Expectation is high and we are very excited!!
We were so tired yesterday that we haven’t even googled it (oh man…I used the verb “to google”!!!! impossible only a few years ago for me!!! 🙂 ), so we don’t have any idea about it.
After jumping over a small gate with the sign “Keep Out” (Johnny was very clear about it too – “it is there, but you are allowed to enter”) and walking in the bush for a few minutes, the spectacular jewel of the Hana coastline (as someone called it) appears in front of us.
We are speechless.
The blue water is quite deep and there are some tourists jumping from the rocks.
We can’t wait!
Sun is burning (it’s Hawaii, isn’t it?!?!), so we need sunscreen first.
Splash! Another one jumping and diving!
We are coming!!!!
Finally ready! We start with the lower rocks
Once confidence gets higher, we go to the next step:
We really love this place
Time to move.
Do you want to see how hidden is it from the street?
Here we go:
Johnny convinces us that a detour of some minutes is worth.
How could we not believe him??
And of course….it is worth, more than worth.
and we are ready to go.
We have time to see the black sand beach only from above
It is time to go back to Kahului. At the hotel, the receptionist sees a tired family with luggage, various bags, flip flop with still the sand of the last beautiful beach, sea-salty hair and faces. She feels somehow that she had to help that family and she gives us a bigger room: customer satisfaction sky-rockets!!!!!
The room is actually quite big, so we decide we can have dinner here: I go to our favourite spot and buy the dinner.
It takes me a while to convince the guy at the shop that I cannot buy a six pack of my favourite beer because tomorrow I will get a plane.
Negotiation goes on, a nice conversation about local breweries takes place and then the request is escalated…. successfully !! 🙂
We can now relax in the room, getting ready for tomorrow (and starting to feel that time is flying too fast….)