Sara Rosso has invited us to write and photograph signs in this Weekly Photo Challenge. While we were in Kauai, Hi, we noticed, not signs, but a dearth of signs. We got into to Lihue, Kauai, HI at about 8:00 p.m, and had to drive to our hotel after dark. Signs were all gobbled up in the dark. We had three maps, including my iPhone, and two sets of written directions. We still missed our street, Pe’e. Yes, you read right, Pe’e Street. We never did find it on our own with the help of our 5 maps. I called the resort, and they talked us in. In the daylight is was easy to find.
The next time we ventured out, we ran out of road. We saw the construction cones, and we saw the huge semi coming up on our right at a very high-speed. We saw the cement dividers, but we didn’t see any signs. Sooner than later, the cones merged the lanes, and we narrowly escaped being creamed by the semi.
During rush hour the Kauaian people do much like the residents of other big cities like Seattle, and switch the directions of the lanes. They just don’t do signage. You see all sorts of orange-red cones, and cars on the wrong side of the yellow line. You learn quickly not to go in that lane, even though the traffic in your lane seems just as busy as the traffic in their lane.
I looked for funny signs while we were there. I really did. The best I could do was this beware sign that was conspicuously placed on the ground almost under a bush, warning us not to go in the water unless we consult the life guards. We couldn’t even see a life guard station at first.
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In spite of the lack of signs Kauai was a great place to visit. It was beautiful and had many things to do.
We are renting out up to two weeks of our Hawaii time share, and have access to Maui or Kauai. The one in Kauai is 2 bedroom with a full kitchen, and the pool side is featured in the picture below. The one is Maui is only a partial kitchen. We can get two bedrooms, but they are more expensive and take longer to reserve. Click logo to see a picture of the hotel.