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Thursday, January 03, 2008

On The Road Again

No trip to Maui is complete without experiencing the scenic 68 mile trek to Hana along narrow winding roads through the lush terrain, and this video sampling gives us a taste. Although this DOES make it look more like a superhighway than I recall. What I do remember is chickening out at the point where I was going down a one lane, unpaved section where all I could see from the driver side window was sea and rocks many feet below. With the wife telling me that at that point we were violating the rental car agreement by continuing, it made turning back seem like the prudent thing to do.

A far better recollection of The Road to Hana is to be found in this Honolulu Star-Bulletin report from a few years ago. Some have proposed widening the roads and turn of the century bridges, but that would change the character of the experience. As the article says, "speeding to find Hana would be like dashing to a service window to receive communion at a drive-through church."
|| JM, 11:47 PM


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