The road to Hana consists of over 600 hairpin turns and 56 bridges. The drive takes at least 3 hours from our condo, so we suggest you plan to spend the day. Put the top down on your rental car (you did rent a convertible, didn't you?), remember your visor and sunscreen, and pack a picnic lunch. We eat at the Oheo Gulch past Hana overlooking the ocean and the Seven Pools area. Below is just a hint of the beauty that will await you along the way. (Please scroll to see all of the pictures.)

Windsurfer at Ho'okipa where the pros compete near Paia

You'll get used to seeing this saying "One Lane Bridge"

Halfway to Hana is the Keanae Peninsula

This beautiful church is down on the Keanae Peninsula


Above - The interior of the church.
(All in the native language)

Left - Exterior of the old Hawaiian church

You wouldn't want to hit one of these, would you?

Baby papayas call this fruit stand home.

Anne never misses an opportunity to make a friend. (Can you tell she missed our two Mainland cats?)

Waianapanapa State Park... gorgeous!

Swimming at the black sand beach at Waianapanapa

Refreshing swim...

Happiness is...

Playing in the surf at Koki Beach just south of Hana

Pastoral scene south of Hana

Just one of many beautiful waterfalls you will see

What could be cuter? (This sign has been here for years)

"Seven Pools" area from a distance

also known as Oheo Gulch, Seven

Sacred Pools, and Kipahulu.

National park office building at Seven Pools

Our picnic spot at Seven Pools

The raging surf on the black lava rocks... awesome


People can swim and dive into several of the pools