(Last weekend part 2). D = Darien, knows Maui better than I know my own arse. This guy finds the most killer hikes, bikes and adventures on the island, and then invites the core group (of which we are proud members, there was quite an inaugaration, but we can't give details) to share in his D-light. D-Tours is aptly named because we are usually detouring the long and wrong way around Maui from dawn till dusk. In fact, as as his wife Lisa will attest to, sometimes the day has unexpectedly turned into night, and then day again! OOOpps, not happened to us...... yet!
The man himself, "D"
And his thoughts about trespassing signs. I think this is actually how he finds his hikes, by following Keep Out signs.
And so we begin. Lisa with more than a mild hangover on D-Day, not a good way to start.
First we bike through some mud.
Along to a metal gate, more keep out signs and some barbed fencing .......
And then onto some narrow water shed pipe covering with a few 4ft plus drops off the side.
Stop and enjoy the view on a particularly beautiful and clear day.
Carry on over some rickety bridges
Tie off some rope and climb down a steep mud hill and into a cave.
Once in said cave, slide over rocks with torches, and down to a waterfall. Launch your friend off the waterfall to discover how deep the water below is. He pops up, no broken bones, so we all follow, with dogs. Water in kin freezing. Skin is now burning and numb (this is still Maui!), follow the faint light at the end of the lava tube, through the cold water and out into .... Jurassic Park!
And pose for a group shot
Admire the view, hang out, turn around and go back through freezing cold water in cave, climb up steep hill and throw some mud at people.
At this point, just when you thought D could not be anymore prepared, he whips out his camping stove, coffee and water purifier and proceeds to make everyone Kona coffee mocchas. D-licious!
After a feast on everything from trail mix to hard boiled eggs....
We return to the cars and sit on the most comfortable asphalt I have ever had the pleasure of westing my weary arse on.
Grrreat day, D-Tours D-lights again! (Apologies for the poor photo quality, it just takes too long to upload the decent pixel pics. It would be next weekend before I got them up for the post)