So now a few photos of Hawi Town.
This commercial high rise was built at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century as a bawdy house to serve the many field workers in the sugar cane fields. It is now a hotel and bar. It lies about 50 yards east of the sign in the middle of the city.
This second pic lies about 100 yards west of the sign and is the Famous Bamboo dining facility.
This gas station lies across the road from the sign to the south. Note the two HUGE banyan tree in the background.
They were probably saplings when King Kamehameha played here as a keiki. ( this is about 3 miles from his birthplace}
Keokea beach about 6 miles east of town, soon to become one of my favorite hangouts.
The straight near the top of the pass over the Kohala mountain road at about 3500 feet.
Kohala mountain road is an awesome motorcycle road. As it leaves Hawi it climbs quickly through ranch country , the road lined by graceful iron wood trees as it winds constantly up. When it tops out the scenery changes to open paniolo country with enough prickly pear cactus to satisfy any western movie fan. Then it winds down ito Waiemea, a cowboy town and the nearest place for supplies other than bread, milk, and mail. Waiemea lies beyound those Pu'us (cinder cones) in the distance
This last one is a piece of public beach untrammeled by tourists, near Kailua Kona.
Well now you have seen my new home, or at any rate, a few sketches of it. The poodle bike (TW), is currently serving as my primary exploration vehicle, scouting out new to me places befor I risk one of the sidecars rigs .
The forward panniers each contain a small gas can while the aluminum boxes carry the bulk of cargo.