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La Perouse Bay & The King’s Highway

20150409_120437Today we drove out to the end of Kihei Rd., to La Perouse Bay. Jim told me the history of Captain Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, how he came to Hawaii in 1786, and why the bay is named after a Frenchman.

He also told me about George Vancouver visiting the area a few years later.

Is there anything this man doesn’t know?

 

20150409_120507_HDRWhile Kihei Road ends at the parking lot in front of the bay, the old King’s Highway goes on another ten or twelve miles. We walked down that way for a couple of kilometers. It’s an entirely different Maui than where I’m staying, yet only seven miles away. Out here it’s all relatively recent lava fields, dating back to the 1500’s.

The King’s Highway was built in the 1600’s. Jim’s photos of the area are popular on Google Maps and Google Earth, receiving over a quarter million views in six months:
https://plus.google.com/+JimCarey39/posts

This is a more direct link: https://plus.google.com/+JimCarey39/posts/hcsRasNRXFa?pid=6160342977085792434&oid=111241600266249906185

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Reference

Jim’s photos on Google Plus
https://plus.google.com/+JimCarey39/posts

This is a more direct link: https://plus.google.com/+JimCarey39/posts/hcsRasNRXFa?pid=6160342977085792434&oid=111241600266249906185

See also Google Earth and Google Maps, especially the lava fields East of La Perouse Bay and in the Waipuilani Park.

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