As you leave Kahakuloa Head, the road moves further inland. You'll see rolling hills on your left and right with numerous cattle grazing, The road here makes some tight hair-pin turns, so drive carefully. Keep a eye out to the left and you'll find a spot where you can see Mokeehia Island off of Hakuhee Point. This island is a seabird sanctuary. You'll need an excellent pair of binoculars to see any birds, however.
You'll also start to see more houses along the highway. Just after the 10 mile marker you'll pass the Turnbull Studio and Sculpture Garden on the left. You can't miss this since there is a huge gate over the entrance and large bronze and wood artwork and statues in the lawn which are visible from the highway. The studio is only open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m., but it's well worth a visit. It features the work of Bruce, Christine and Steve Turnbull as well as other local artists.
Just after the nine mile marker you'll see the the Aina Anuhea Tropical Garden. There's some nice gardens here and two lovely waterfalls. It's a favorite spot for weddings. The garden is owned by Marie F. Smith and her husband. If Marie is there, you've just found the current president of the 35 million-member A.A.R.P. Marie's two-year term began in 2004. She recently was cited by Ebony magazine as one of America's 100 most influential African American leaders. Ms. Smith also is listed in Who's Who in American Women, 2004.