Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Random Hour along Front Street in Lahaina, Hawaii

Walking north along Front Street.
The neighbor island of Lanai can be viewed from Front Street in Lahaina.
Whale watching is popular here.
I was on the island of Maui last month for business and had a meeting in the town of Lahaina. Since I had an hour to kill I decided to explore part of Front Street which is the main road running through town that offers lots of shopping, restaurants and some historical sights all within steps from the ocean. Lahaina is located in West Maui and can only be reached via a long two-lane road that winds along the mountainside. Visitors driving along Honoapiilani Highway heading toward the resort area of Kaanapali will pass by Lahaina.

At one time Lahaina was the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii until it was moved to Honolulu. Lahaina was the center of the whaling industry in the 19th century. One of the striking attractions is that along the waterfront visitors can clearly see the neighbor island of Lahaina across the bay.

Here are a couple of links for information about this historical Hawaii town:
Lahaina Restoration Foundation
Front Street Lahaina - Maui's Unofficial Shopping and Dining Mall

Walking south along Front Street.
On stretch of Front Street runs right along the ocean.
The Wo Hing Museum. Built in 1912, the temple was used by the Wo Hing
Society where the Chinese community maintained social and political ties
with their ancestral homes.
The weather on the west side of each island is often dry and warm. Today
was particularly hot. Picked up some coconut juice at the ABC Store
on Front Street to help quench my thirst and cool down.


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