Lahaina, Maui, HI We have already been to beaches with green sand and black sand while on this trip. Although we had to hike to reach it, we found a red sand beach today. It was not a sanctioned trail so it is not marked at all and it was a little challenging in places but we managed. To round things out we then stopped at Hamoa Beach – a beach James Michener (author of the popular novel Hawaii) supposedly called the most perfect beach in the North Pacific. It looked like a regular sand beach to us. Apparently we are not literary. We continued down the road (one-lane twisty pathway) to Pools of ‘Ohe’o aka Seven Sacred Pools. Since most tourists stopped at the end of the “good” road at Hana, the owner of Hotel Hana coined the name Seven Sacred Pools decades ago for the purpose of marketing this deservingly spectacular but then unknown remote location to tourists. There are many more than 7 pools and many waterfalls in this gulch on the slopes of Mount Haleakala. We spent the day exploring all we could in the rain forest before heading to the leeward side of the island. What a difference in landscape. This side is hot, rocky and barren of much natural growth but full of resorts! We look forward to exploring ours.