Maui island - Part 1
Since we crossed literally half the world to visit Hawaii islands it would be a shame to explore just one island of Oahu even though it was pretty cool. So after a week on one island we traveled to another one called Maui, approximately 70 km away which is famous for its nature and landscapes.
And this is our plane. It's pretty much the smallest commercial plane that I've ever flown. Looked like a private jet.
It could fit max 10 people. No drinks, no lavatory, no stuarts. I didn't even switch off my cell phone.
The down side is that it is pretty scary to fly that plane since it shakes and rattles all the time. On the up side it flies so low, you get to see the best views from it.
The view of the Waikiki beach in Honolulu.
The Diamond head. The one we climbed earlier. You can read about it in my previous article.
Our pilots. The cabin is fully opened.
Leaving Oahu island behind.
Approaching our airport. Looks eem small.
First impression of the island is quite positive.
As I already mentioned the island is famous for its nature. And indeed it is. The views are staggering.
Now you really feel like on a tropical island.
Real coconuts with coconut juice. Feel free to drink it if you get to it of course. It took me 30 minutes to open one coconut. And then another hour to get a juice out of it.
There aren't any big cities like Honolulu. More like small villages all over the island. But they are really cute.
Here is one of them.
Huge cars are quite popular here as well.
Come in and eat or we'll both starve!
The island is all about the nature.
Quite - trees at work. Nice!
This is how they do it - with machete.
It's much easier to buy a coconut.
And it's also quite heavy. Not a good idea to carry it around everywhere.
You should better have a good footwear that can handle water, rocks and mud.
Time for a dinner Maui style.
Real forest stairs.
Bananas on Maui with a strange plant at the bottom.
Another interesting plant. Feels like a whole new other world there.
Such a great environment.
A lonely post box in a jungle. I wonder if anyone is using it.
Volcanic ashes by the ocean. Something like on Tenerife only way more beautiful.
Wild waves on the background.
I just love it here.
Stunning coastline views.
But lets just leave them there for now.
Beautiful Maui views.
Really serious on this picture. Don't know why :)
Time to keep going further. I believe you've already noticed how green this island is.
As we drove further we found an old bridge. I don't remember why we decided to climb under it but what we found was quite amazing. The problem was to get there.
The bridge must go over a river. As a matter of facts it did. A small river that came from a large waterfall.
The view from underneath the bridge.
And here is the waterfall. It looks quite amazing. But the water was freezing.
Sometimes in the jungles you can find such small markets with fresh fruits. Not the cheapest but really delicious and fresh.
As we kept going round the island the road got smaller and smaller.
Eventually it went from the road to off road where we weren't allowed to go with a rental car. And of course we did. :)
And it was sure worth it. To get round the island we had to cross that cliff. Here is a view from the beach.
No turning back now.
As we went further we came closer and closer to the volcano. Eventually we just drove all around it. At one point we found lots of cows everywhere. Interesting. Given that the milk costs more than a fuel in Hawaii.
Could be a Milky add. Hawaii style.
Cows weren't the only animals there.
That's it. At this point we just had to stop to make some photos. The view is just too gorgeous.
You can see part of the huge volcano on the right.
Sunset, volcano, me and eem cows? :)
Without cows could be a little bit better :)
The rainbow made the whole scene even more spectacular.
As it turned out we weren't the only ones exploring this wild part of the island. But we better return to the civilised part since the road isn't that good and there are no lights at all here.
Luckily by the sunset we were back on a good road. To be continued..comments powered by Disqus