Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Okay. So I know some of you are going to worry and others are going to think, "yeah... i'm not surprised he's doing something like that." So since I have an extended weekend for the 4th of July, I'm gonna be backpacking a bit along the North and East coast of the island. It's gonna be a 3 day 80 mile walk and I'm gonna be camping out on the beaches. It seems like a great way to see the shores. I still haven't seen a good sunset or sunrise either because I'm on the South side. It's always covered by the mountains.

For those of you who are worrying. First off, at any moments notice I can call a cab or take a bus back. The coast is covered with places to eat and stay.... a lot of coastal residential areas... touristy places... so it's not like I'm away from civilization. I'm just choosing to sleep on the beach and walk. I know... why? It's a different way to experience the island. Third, if I don't make my daily quota of miles, well I don't make it. I end the trip whereever I end on sunset on Sunday. Also my phone will work the entire time and I'll probably be charging it in certain places where I can find a coffee shop. I have my home made first aid kit already (thanks mom for taking care of all my scrapes and bruises as I kid... now I know what I need).

So I figure Friday will be light.. and I'd like to settle in Sunset Beach or little more northeast for the sunset. I'd really like to face East when I sleep so I can catch the sunrise. That might be a bit tough but I'll figure something out. Then Saturday will be a long day... hopefully I can make it to Kailua since I'm a little more familiar with it but I think I need to go past it so I can finish the trip on Sunday. I think Sunday is gonna be a straight walk for as long as I can. It'll be a bit tough... but once again... no pressure if I don't make it all the way around.

Below is a link for Google maps of the route I plan on taking.


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