September 25, 2011

Series - Top 10 Drives of a lifetime: #1 Road to Hana, Maui

Make a hole in the coconut purchased from a roadside stand, drink up all the milk, and enjoy an incredible eighty-five kilometers drive along 617 curves and over 56 bridges through the most breathtaking scenery in all the island of Maui, Hawaii. It's lush. It's winding. It can be fascinating. It can be nauseating. But it's definitely unique. On your left the blue ocean and on your right rushing waterfalls, pools, and lush jungles of bamboo and fruit trees. You can visit tropical gardens, freshwater caves, historic churches, and, last but not least, gold, black and red sand beaches. This drive runs from Kahului to the town of Hana, a village of only 700 permanent inhabitants tucked into an emerald rain forest, a world apart from the Maui's busiest western side. With relatively few visitors, Hana feels like a real Hawaiian community, probably Maui’s “Last Hawaiian Place”.This is truly a complete escape from daily life; the modern world seems distant and all you can hear is the wind and the fierce sound of the ocean. The air is full with the sweetness of guava, ginger blossoms and rain; ferns grow everywhere around you. Take in all the sights…and smell.

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My ladies J. & A. My lab Jasper. Photography. iMac. Colors. iPhone. Black&White. Cross Processing. Nik Multimedia. Canon. Reading my iPad. Movies. Knowledge. Snow. Sunsets. Sunrises. Capturing that perfect moment. Bruce Springsteen. Rosè Wine. Beer. Sushi and Wasabi. My BMW XDrive. The good old 80s. Hipstamatic. Elvis Presley. Travels. BBQ. Country & Blues. USA. Seattle. Instagram. Alternative music. Planes. Apps. Crème Brulée. MTB. Provence. National Geographic. FOX Crime. Chicken Wings and BBQ sauce.

Currently shooting with...

CANON EF 17-40 mm f/4 L
CANON EF 70-200 mm f/4 L
TAMRON 90 mm f/2.8 MACRO

Olympus OM-D E-M1
Panasonic G Vario 7-14 mm f/4

Panasonic G Vario 14-140 mm f/3.5-5.6
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17 mm f/1.8

Panasonic DG Macro-Elmarit 45 mm f/2.8

iPhone 5S