Snippets from the road to Hana

They say that the road to Hana is not about the destination, but the journey.

A journey of excruciatingly slow progress over 52 miles  – across 46 single-lane bridges, 620 curves and several heart-stopping hairpin bends, often accompanied by bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Bridges along the road to Hana

A journey dotted with luxuriant vegetation, fairytale waterfalls, remarkable beaches and exhilarating vistas.

Waterfall at Puaa Kaa State Wayside Park

Waterfall at Pua’a Ka’a State Wayside Park

Views along the road to Hana

Vistas along the road to Hana

Waianapanapa State Wayside Park

Wai’anapanapa State Wayside Park

Black Sand Beach at Wainapanapa

Black Sand Beach at Wai’napanapa

Caves at Waianapanapa

Play of light & shadows at the caves at Wai’anapanapa

Oheo Gulch

At Oheo Gulch

Rainbow along the Road to Hana

(Yet another) Rainbow along the Road to Hana

Leading to the quintessential question – was it all WORTH it?

What do you think?