We spent the last 5 days in Hana at the lovely Bamboo Cottage What a nice way to celebrate our anniversary! Wendy and Otto who own the cottage have made it the perfect little get away spot. We've taken the drive to Hana on several occasions but haven't really spent much time there. It takes awhile, with all the twists and turns and stops for people to pass on all of the one lane bridges. And then of course you have to stop to see the waterfalls along the way as well. So by the time you get there you have time for lunch and maybe a quick trip to O'heo Gulch, then it's time to head back so you don't travel in the dark.
This beautiful spot, Waioka Pond, was just across the street and through the cow pasture from the cottage. A waterfall feeds the ponds and there's a black sand beach where the pond meets the ocean. So many little hidden spots like this around the island.
At the cottage Wendy had yummy handmade soap in the bathroom. I had been thinking about making soaps when we're at Keely's next month using goat's milk from her little goats. Had to stop by Ben Franklin's on the way home from Hana and see if they had any soap making supplies. They had a little bit! Yay! Played with them today and used some flowers from the Lavender Farm and essential oils. Made Lavender, White Ginger, and Plumeria scented coconut soaps. Too cool! Here they are...
Doesn't coral make a great soap holder? Can't wait to get more supplies when I'm at Keely's!