Maui, Hawaii | Day III
We got up extra early this morning to watch the sunrise again and head over to The Gazebo for breakfast. We got there about an hour before it opened and were the third group in line (yay!) I apologize now for the lack of photos, BUT the food was gone before we knew it. We each got an omelet and shared an order of their famous white chocolate macadamia nut pancakes with COCONUT SYRUP. Ya'll. I would fly 8 hours overseas just to have those pancakes again. The reviews do not lie.
I had the rest of the day to explore the island on my own. I had good intentions of checking out the Iao Needle, but was detoured when I found out the road up the mountain was closed for repairs. So, I decided to grab a quick lunch and head up the Northwest coast. There are spots every few miles to pull off and walk around and the views are incredible.
After a few miles, I noticed there were several cars parked alongside the road on a rather large pull off so I decided to check it out. I didn't realize I had found the famous Maui Blowhole. I grabbed my camera and decided to venture to the bottom to see what it was all about.
*Disclaimer* I didn't realize how steep of a hike it was to the bottom (and back up) so I recommend wearing tennis shoes (not slip on sandals) if you're planning a visit here.
If you're brave enough to venture to the bottom, you'll find the famous Maui Heart Rock directly behind you while facing the blowhole. It's worth the climb!
The drive took most of the day so I ended back at the condo to rest. I ended up at Leilani's for dinner in Lahaina and had the swordfish tacos. Not the best tacos I've ever had, but they were okay. I would recommend a lighter fish, the swordfish is very firm.
After dinner I walked across the way to the beach to watch sunset.
Stay tuned for Day 4! We are heading out early for the Road to Hana!