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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Inter-Island Travel

Monday brought an early morning as LJ and I headed to Lanai by using the most different modes of transportation possible within the isles of Hawaii...we started off in the rental car, returning it in time to catch our 5:20am flight to Maui.

The sky grew more pink as we headed from the Big Island in our little Cessna (pilot was captain AND crew...we didn't even have to deal with TSA out in the commuter terminal) - this is probably the closest I will ever come to having a chartered flight. We flew past Haleakala and over the western coast as we rounded to the middle of the island and the airport.

From there we jumped on the Maui Bus (one transfer point, very easily negotiated so early in the morning) which brought us to Lahaina by about 8:30am...so we had a few hours to explore the town before we took the ferry at 12:45. I really like Lahaina, and Maui reminded the most of Cuba of anywhere I have been (other than Cuba)...I think some day I will need to return and give the island its fair share of exploration.

In downtown Lahaina...original ABC store??


This sign embodies Hawaii to me


The banyon tree in the park


along the sea wall

On the ferry we had the unexpected musical soundtrack of two gentlemen who had their ukuleles on board - between the music and the whales (we kept having to slightly alter our course so as to stay the mandated distance from them) what was a mere mode of transportation became an unreal experience all on its own.

Looking back at Maui

When we got to Lanai, we stayed on the beach for a while, meeting up with DS and KLW before taking the island shuttle up to our B&B in Lanai City.

Looking back, this was probably the best Monday I've had in quite a long time!

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