We cycled upcountry yesterday into what we have dubbed "the Shire." 35 miles, 3300 vertical feet, featuring a variety of landscapes. The first part of the ride was a steady uphill climb for about seven miles or so. When the road enters the Shire - so named because of the green fields, trees and lava rock walls - it starts down again, but becomes curvy and up and down. It made for a fun descent, but climbing back up provided an excellent workout for our legs.
|Historic St. John Episcopal Church.|
|Labyrinth in the parking lot of the church. What is it with Episcopalians and labyrinths, so that even this tiny church on a hill in Maui has one?|
|There were stunning vistas toward the ocean.|