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I knew you had the answer! I presume you've been there a time or two or three...
It's been a really long time, but yes, one time. I'm more familiar with the view from the pillboxes on the hill above Lanikai on the Windward side. :)

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It's been a really long time, but yes, one time. I'm more familiar with the view from the pillboxes on the hill above Lanikai on the Windward side. :)

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Like this? Wish we arrived about an hour earlier...or later. Sun was in a bad spot. As soon as DW's foot is healed (elective surgery), we're headed to the Pink Pillbox. Not Windward, but it's on our list of sunset spots.
 

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Like this? Wish we arrived about an hour earlier...or later. Sun was in a bad spot. As soon as DW's foot is healed (elective surgery), we're headed to the Pink Pillbox. Not Windward, but it's on our list of sunset spots.
Yep. That's the view. From the top of that hill, if you look down the other side (away from the water) you could almost see the house I lived in back then. And if you look down toward the water and to the left, you can see the Mid-Pacific Country Club, my last place of employment before I joined the Navy. Man, that was a long time ago! :)

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Nope - but another good stab. We've seen the wild donkeys of Waikoloa, BTW.

I'll wait for a day or so to give some others a chance to respond. There are some others who may catch the clue.
So since this seems to be such a mystery .... where in Hawaii would people get off their asses???

Does this help? Hint - DW is on an ass.

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So since this seems to be such a mystery .... where in Hawaii would people get off their asses???

Does this help? Hint - DW is on an ass.

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Kalaupapa National Historical Park on Moloka? I'm glad they don't call it an ass tour.
 

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Kalaupapa National Historical Park on Moloka? I'm glad they don't call it an ass tour.
Good. So what is the beach in the original picture?
 

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DRI: The Point at Poipu, 3 deeded weeks, 1 of which is in The Club.
This one is cheating because I didn't take the picture, and I've never been there. Can you guess where?
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Google Maps says it's ‘Awahua Beach.
Correct. It's the beach where you dismount when you take the mules down the trail to Kalaupapa. With a 2000 ft. change in elevation, not many people would make the trek just to hang out at 'Awahua. So, yeah, 'Awahua is usually pretty deserted.

I believe the article you cited may be incorrect in stating that a permit is needed to visit 'Awahua. I don't think a permit is needed to descend the trail to "Awahua. At the time we went, my understanding was that a permit and tour group reservation was needed to proceed beyond the immediate area where the trail reached the beach area. When we were on the mules, we did pass a few people on the trail who didn't appear to be part of a tour group - but perhaps they had made arrangements to join a tour whenever it was they did reach the bottom.

DW had friends who visited Molokai regularly (they owned a condo at Ke Nani Kai), and the husband occasionally hiked down to 'Awahua and back up for exercise.
 
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Correct. It's the beach where you dismount when you take the mules down the trail to Kalaupapa.
Ok, now I understand why I had no idea about this picture. I've never been to Molokai. :shrug:

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Ok, now I understand why I had no idea about this picture. I've never been to Molokai. :shrug:

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@DaveNW You should put it on your bucket list. I loved it when we went. Dh and dds not so much. @T_R_Oglodyte Dd #1 and I flew into Kalapapa, there was no way we were going to hike or take a mule. We did have other people join our group who had hiked or "muled" in. Some of them ended up flying out with us.
 

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@DaveNW You should put it on your bucket list. I loved it when we went. Dh and dds not so much. @T_R_Oglodyte Dd #1 and I flew into Kalapapa, there was no way we were going to hike or take a mule. We did have other people join our group who had hiked or "muled" in. Some of them ended up flying out with us.
We found the mule ride very enjoyable - it added to the pleasure of the trip. Even DW and SIL, who had huge reservations about it wound up enjoying it. That's DW in the pic in post #304. The big disadvantage is that at the end of the ride, you end up smelling like mule. Afterward we went to a local cookhouse for dinner; normally I wouldn't have wanted to go to an eatery smelling like we did. But serving dinner to people after mule ride is a good portion of their business, so it was OK. And we weren't the only ones.

We also enjoyed the week on Molokai. We went in knowing that it wasn't going to be like the other islands. That there wasn't much to do and it was laid back. We also just tried to blend in and be gracious guests, and we didn't have any issues with stink-eye that many people report. From our experience, the Molokai people we interacted with were wary of people who come in as tourists, but are friendly if you meet them where they are. We really enjoyed the community Friday night hula.
 
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Molokai has been on the list forever, just hasn't ever quite happened. Nice knowing there are some very different things to do. Is there a different word for mule riders than horse riders, or are they all considered Paniolo?

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Here's one for you. The road running through the middle is your best hint.

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Kudos to anyone who can identify this waterfall. Hints - it's on Kauai and it's not in Waimea Canyom.

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Here's one for you. The road running through the middle is your best hint.

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Divided highway like that suggests O'ahu. Vegetation says windward side. I don't know O'ahu very well, so that's as far as I will venture with my thoughts.
 

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Here's one for you. The road running through the middle is your best hint.

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Looks like H3 on Oahu. It's an elevated highway, but if I had a good picture of it, I would have posted it on the favorite bridges site.
 

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Divided highway like that suggests O'ahu. Vegetation says windward side. I don't know O'ahu very well, so that's as far as I will venture with my thoughts.
Looks like H3 on Oahu. It's an elevated highway, but if I had a good picture of it, I would have posted it on the favorite bridges site.
Yep. Oahu - Aiea Loop trail looking over the H3 approaching the tunnel from Leeward shortly before the tunnel that pops you out on Winward overlooking Kaneohe.
 

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Yep. Oahu - Aiea Loop trail looking over the H3 approaching the tunnel from Leeward shortly before the tunnel that pops you out on Winward overlooking Kaneohe.
One could ask why it's called Interstate H-3 when in never leaves the state.
 

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One could ask why it's called Interstate H-3 when in never leaves the state.
  1. Because it was a nationwide Federal public works project, and it was considered inappropriate to exclude otherwise qualified projects because Hawaii is an island.
  2. There are other segments of the interstate highway system that do not cross state boundaries.
  3. The underlying authorization for the interstate highway system is the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act (Public Law 84-627). The interstate highways in Hawaii are deemed to provide vital transportation links for DoD facilities and installations in Hawaii, regardless of the fact that they don't cross state lines, From the Wikipedia article on the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956:
"Eisenhower advocated for the highways for the purpose of national defense. In the event of a ground invasion by a foreign power, the U.S. Army would need good highways to be able to transport troops and material across the country efficiently. Following completion of the highways the cross-country journey that took the convoy two months in 1919 was cut down to five days."
 
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This one is cheating because I didn't take the picture, and I've never been there. Can you guess where?
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Here's a hint. The owner of this estate is a famous author and has a nice collection of cars, including this one.
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