Do you think the Hawaiians got their Aloha from our ‘allo ?
Maybe, back in 1778, when Captain James Cook first discovered Hawaii, he got off the boat and said,
“ ‘allo ‘allo ‘allo – what ‘ave we ‘ere?”
and the natives just caught alloa….
I wanted to take you on a trip to Maui today.
We spent a few glorious days there.
From Lahaina, the little jewel of a town on the west coast,
to Kaanapali Beach in the south.
I have so much to share with you!
We had so much fun.
But today, I want to take you along the road to Hana.
We were staying at Kapalua on the north side, so this was the route,
although the Hana Pass doesn’t actually kick in until you get to the east side.
It is a really windy coastal road.
And I mean windy as in serpentine, not blustery!
I was driving, and it wasn’t too bad,
although you really did have to concentrate on the hairpin bends and the oncoming traffic.
Bit like this stencil of ours….
Stopped at various waterfalls and beauty spots along the way…
the Pacific Ocean…
Finally got to Hana, had some good food,
and then took a vote on whether to go back the way we came,
or seize the moment and take a drive on the wild side.
Yep, you guessed it.
We went round the unauthorized road
(see grey line via Kaupo on map above)
Well, the word ROAD would infer that there was some kind of tarmac. And there was – for all of 5 minutes.
Up and over we went…
Very quickly, however, the road started to turn into a dirt track.
Dave and Steve didn’t speak much at this point,
and sadly, we don’t have much photographic evidence
of the mud cliff track with no barriers.
Don’t think they even opened their eyes much.
Top Gear eat your heart out!!
I LOVED IT.
It was properly like being in the wild, in the unknown.
But then, just when you think you have reached the most uninhabited place on the planet,
you see a row of mailboxes !!!
Honestly! We get everywhere, don’t we!
Long drive. Long day.
Would I do it again? Oh yes.
Not sure about the boys though.
Something about kissing your arse goodbye in Maui….
So take the Squiggle stencil,
some paint and a Gel Press Printing Plate.
Brayer some China Blue and South Pacific paint,
spread it over the plate, add the stencil on top,
Lay down a sheet of copy paper and blot well.
Lift the stencil off the plate, add a piece of 7″ x 7″ Stencil card,
rub the back, and pull your print.
What have you got?
A map of the Hana Pass, Maui!!
see you tomorrow….
love and hugs,