If You Can Climb a Tree, the Fruit is Yours

If You Can Climb a Tree, the Fruit is Yours

The farmers may not entirely agree, but that’s the sentiment for coconuts, at least. In some cases, Hawaii’s bounty of fruit grows wild roadside or in people’s yards; and in others it’s cultivated in formal fields with meticulous rows  of trees. Either way, the fruit is farm to table–and sometime doesn’t wait that long: farm […]

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There are Animals in Hawaii

There are Animals in Hawaii

Flowers aren’t the only exotic beings in Hawaii: the animals are bountiful and intriguing. For example, I saw a donkey. I wouldn’t consider a donkey exotic or indigenous to Hawaii, but there it was; complete with a Donkey-crossing-sign. And the only reason I knew it was a donkey was because it looked like Eeeyore (from […]

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617 Curves–Along Cliffs? I’ll Hire a Driver.

617 Curves–Along Cliffs? I’ll Hire a Driver.

The Road to Hana on Maui is touted as a glorious and fun drive. It is. Particularly if you let go of control issues and let someone else drive. There were times when the wheels were on  cliff’s edge–not really something I need to do myself. It’s a drive to a destination; or in our […]

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Sugar Cane is Soooo Thirsty… How Thirsty is It?

Sugar Cane is Soooo Thirsty… How Thirsty is It?

Sugar cane is so thirsty that waterfalls are routed to hydrate the fields. An impressive and complex system of irrigation ditches route the water–for miles–over gulches (a plunge between two mountain peaks), around boulders, through lush plant life; and always at the right angle degree for movement. This feat earned the sugar cane plantation on […]

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When the Waterfall is the Least Dramatic Sight

When the Waterfall is the Least Dramatic Sight

It’s true, I don’t typically care for waterfalls. Blasphemous? They’re so dependent upon rain for their beauty (although I suppose we all are, so I shouldn’t be fickle); and across the majority of the U.S., if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen em all. Well, in Hawaii, I was eager to see what the Big Island […]

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