Maui: Waianapanapa Caves (Day 4)

On the outskirts of Hana, almost at the end of the famous road to Hana (where else is the journey the attraction and not the destination?), is a small park with a trail down to a cave with a story:

Once upon a time a Hawaiian princess named Popoalaea fled from her cruel husband, the chief Kakae. She hid on a ledge just inside the underwater entrance to this cave. A faithful serving maid sat across from her fanning the princess with a feather kahili symbol of royalty. Noticing the reflection of the kahili in the water the chief discovered Popoalaea’s hiding place and killed her. At certain times of the year tiny red shrimp appear in the pool, turning the water red some say it is a reminder of the blood of the slain princess.

But that’s not all there is to see at this park…

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