52 States in 8 Months

Our next campsite in the Haleakala National Park

Posted in Hawaii by Ulf on January 13, 2009

It was completely dark when we arrived at the campsite the other night, so I had no idea how things looked like. In fact I was already very happy when I found the toilet using a pocket lamp (and the help of some other tourists).

We started putting up our tents in the stale cone of the car’s dimmed headlight, but soon the display said “BA66”. I guessed that was a short form of “battery”, but I did not know if that meant “battery discharging” or “battery almost empty”. Well, as one cannot push-start a car with an torque converter gearbox, we decided to turn off the electric light.

Instead our neighbors gave us a little gas lamp. That came in handy, thank you again! In fact, our neighbors also gave us some more fruits and even invited us to borrow their canoes (they live on Maui and only spent Thanksgiving on the campsite). If any one of you is interested: Ania might still have their phone number.

In the next morning we were awoken by the bright sunlight over the pacific. It was an amazing view, especially as I had not realized before that we were sleeping just next to the ocean!

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Our camping site also turned out to be incredibly beautiful! It was such a pity that we could not spend more time on eastern and southern Maui. We had to pack everything together once again and start our journey back to Kahului.

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Well, we left this campsite at 8am, but our ferry would only go before 8pm. So we were still able to see a lot more on this day! Coming up next: “The seven sacred pools”! Aloha!

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  1. sven said, on January 13, 2009 at 1:14 am

    sachmal schaffst du auch mal was? nur am Urlaub machen der Ulf.

  2. Ulf said, on January 13, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Mmmh, frag besser nicht ;-).
    Aber ich hab noch gut 5 Monate Zeit fuer die Diplomarbeit!


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