One of the most spectacular drives I have ever been on was “The Road To Hana” on Maui.
This 50 mile drive is on the side on the mountain and on a VERY narrow road. We took a tour for the day after trying to drive it ourselves and deciding a head on smash not knowing each bend was not the way to go. Traffic moves both ways on this barely wide enough road for one car. There are 59 one way bridges and countless hairpin blind bends in the road.
The whole drive there and back including lunch was a 12 hr trip and a must do on the Island of Maui. So many spectacular vistas, waterfalls, pools and lava rocks one day is just not enough. Being on a tour and taking photos is not the best but I did manage a few nice images in the regular stopping spots. This image below was not one of those stopping spots, I asked the driver, a local who had done the drive since he was 14 years old over a 1000 times if he could make this stop as I saw the trees on the way up and wanted a chance to capture them on the return leg.
I would love to have spent more time at this location slightly later in the day and on the other side of the barb wire fence I was forced to take this image from. But that being what is was I think I managed something nice in the end.
If anyone knows where and IF these tress grow in Australia please let me know I would love the chance to photograph them again. They are not native to Australia but native to the Philippines.