Nu'uanu Pali


The Tradewinds are back with a vengence. The north shore was a little rough so I decided to go to what my dad called, the windest place on earth..lol.. I don't know if it is the windest place on earth but the guy in the video almost lost his wifes purse and I almost lost my camera !! The sound you hear on the video is the wind !
The Hawaiians used the Pali as a means to get from one side of the island to the other, my mom and i traveled it when i was very young. I saw MANY overturned cars back then so it was with great relief that a tunnel was built thru the mountain so cars are safe from the wind. Like most places important to the ancient Hawaiians the view is amazing.


The road to and from the windy lookout is like a mini jungle ride. So different from the ocean shore im used to but equally as beautiful. We have no snakes here in Hawaii so being in this lush green world is truly wonderful . I am an island gal....

Comments

Barry said…
Wow, that would get my vote for the windiest place on earth!
leilani said…
LOL Barry!! I always have a blast when i go there. There is someting about the wind and the height of the pali that gets ur blood going .
Firefly said…
Hey Island Girl. Thanks for being worried about me. I am out of town at the moment with only occational internet connection. I will be back home on Monday so will post on Firefly Photo Files on Tuesday again. For my PE Daily Photo blog I did forward posts for the time I'm out of town.
A big cold front is passing over South Africa's south coast and the wind is blowing up a storm.
leilani said…
HI FIRE !! okay =0) i miss ur pics !
Dave Mitchell said…
Mark and Steve used to go up to the Pali with a sheet and make a sail out of it and jump in the air and it would take them about 20 feet. A few hard falls but hey, that is part of being young...
Dave Mitchell said…
One time myself and the boys were hiking above the Pali Lookout and on the way down I fell, cut my hand with my machete, rolled right down in front of a bus load of Japanese tourist. When they saw me rolling down the hill and then my bloody hand, they panicked, jumped back on the tour bus and would not come out. Sorry to have spoiled their tour..Ha !

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