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Unread 07-13-2007, 07:19 AM   #1
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Default Did you know that on Molokai...

...on a clear day, with calm seas, you can see four islands (five if you include Molokai).

When in Kaunakakai (the wharf for example, which is 1/2 mile offshore), you can see Maui to the east, Lanai to the direct south, Kahoolawe (bump on the water just to the left of Lanai), and even the Big Island.

One morning, I noticed a few clouds here and there, but this one "cloud" was perfectly triangular in shape, and resting on the water, between Maui and Kahoolawe.

I called my fishin' captain friend, and his immediate reply was "Oh, da Big Island?"

I was shocked! (good kine).

A friend of mine took a picture of it back in February...it was really cool. I'm e-mailing him today to ask for the jpg. file.


Just thought I'd throw some life on the "Molokai" forum, besides the mahu thread, of which I'll formulate some thoughts.
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Unread 07-13-2007, 11:10 AM   #2
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wha? i missed a mahu tread? j/k!
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that'd b cool. r u gonna share dat jpg when u get it? that'd be a cool pic.
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i'd like to visit molokai someday. haven't been there yet....
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Unread 09-28-2008, 06:23 AM   #3
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Finally, on the day that our "girls" headed out to paddle their way home, I was walking along the beach before taking on the task of cleaning up after them (which isn't much, since our ladies are, well, lady-like), and I caught this...



Can you see the Big Island?


The shore, of course, is Molokai (the dark part sticking out is the fishpond down the way). Then you can see Maui in pretty full view, notice the shade change from darker grey to lighter, between West and East Maui. Then that triangle right past South East Maui's tip is Mauna Kea (or Mauna Loa, I forget). Then the teeny bump before the tip of Lanai is Kahoolawe. Then you can see Lanai in the right of the frame.

The sun came up just right to light everything up. As the dull roar of escort boats leave Kaunakakai Harbor for Hale O Lono harbor for the start of the race just 1 1/2 hours from now, my feelings are mixed. I love our ladies. I'm their Molokai Uncle to them, even the ones that are older than me. We took care of them for three days. Now they are all gone. One way tickets here, and paddle all the way home.

Godspeed.



But nice, yeah? Finally, I got the good shot.
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Unread 09-28-2008, 09:46 AM   #4
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Oh, and notice how particularly clear the sky was on this day... normally West Maui is loaded with clouds.

Which reminds me.... there is practically NO WIND right now. The ladies paddling across the channel are really working for their lunch.... no wind or waves to push them, they're muscling it all the way, until the wind kicks in... WE HOPE.
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Unread 09-28-2008, 09:53 AM   #5
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Wow! Cool picture!
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Unread 09-28-2008, 10:29 AM   #6
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indeed
wow its been a while since I've been to Lanai or Molokai
maybe xmas time this year... maybe
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Unread 09-28-2008, 10:59 AM   #7
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Thats awesome!!!
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Unread 10-08-2008, 09:14 AM   #8
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wow awesome pic, Uncle Kyle!

so what city do you have be in to see Oahu? (re: my pic of your island from my shore).

LAWL @ "city", i should say town.
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Unread 10-08-2008, 09:24 AM   #9
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wow awesome pic, Uncle Kyle!

so what city do you have be in to see Oahu? (re: my pic of your island from my shore).

LAWL @ "city", i should say town.
That would be the Kaluakoi resort area, where the old Sheraton hotel was (or is, it's just been abandoned for the last 15 years or so). Even the Maunaloa town (where the Molokai Ranch offices, and the Lodge were located) you can see Oahu from just about anywhere there, since the elevation is about 800 feet ASL. Sad, that town; the lodge, the gas station, the Outfitter's and Ranch operations, and the movie theater are all boarded up. When the State condemns and does the Eminent Domain thing over here, I hope they sell all those assets to the people who are waiting to bring them back to life. The UPC Wind farm will (hopefully) finance much of the reclamation.

/speculation



When I head out that-a-way, I'll make sure to snap a shot of Oahu for us. You can actually make out Diamond Head and Koko Head , and I hear you can see Mokapu area (the base) on a clear day. Oahu looks pretty sizable from Molokai actually.
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