01 October 2007

HS8: Mail horse

One of the days we were on Hawaii, after doing some snorkling in tidepools and natural hot ponds and having lunch in pine forest right on the coast we turned inland and drove directly up Saddle Road from Hilo aiming for the pass between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.

It's quite possible that the views are excellent on clear days but when we were there it was either very foggy or we were simply driving in a cloud. As we came down on the other side the landscape became charactherized by ranches, cattle and horses. Most dominating is Parker Ranch which is one of the largest in all of the US (and older than most others too).

Waimea where we lodged for the last 3 nights on the island thus offers both surf shops, rodeo and this mailbox, which it seems to us could have been destined to bear some connection to this one..

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