Tuesday, March 6, 2012
I think he heard me! LOL
These were taken during our drive to Hana. Instead of driving to Hana and then turning around and going back the way we came we chose to drive completely around the island.
Up until just a few years back the rental car companies would void your rental contract and make you completely responsible for any damage to the rental car if you took this drive. There was a section of road that was all dirt and not maintained and you had to have a four wheel drive to make it through that piece of road. Mainly because they set up high enough that you could get through the pot holes without tearing up the bottom of the car.
These days there are still two sections of that road, about a mile each, that are dirt and gravel. I wouldn't recommend traveling it when it was wet but if it's not, then it was a pretty good drive. The dirt and gravel sections were actually smoother than some of the paved sections were.
These two shots were taken on the Kaupo Ranch near Nuu bay along the Pi'ilani Highway. (That's pee-ee-lah-nee Highway) You can tell that we had made the turn and were back on the leeward side of the island as everything was starting to get back to being brown instead of green.