Week 3
Molokai - The Most
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    Born of volcanic eruptions 1.5 million years ago, Molokai remains a time capsule on the dawn of the 21st century.  It has no deluxe resorts, no stoplights, and no buildings taller than a coconut tree.  Molokai is the least developed, most "

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  • Hawaii an" of all the islands, making it especially attractive to adventure travelers and peace seekers.

    Molokai lives up to its reputation as the most

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  • Hawaii an place chiefly through its lineage; there are more people here of
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  • Hawaii an blood than anywhere else.  This slipper-shaped island was the cradle of
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  • Hawaii an dance (the hula was born here) and the ancient science of aquaculture.  An aura of ancient mysticism clings to the land here, and the old ways still govern life.  The residents survive by taking fish from the sea and hunting wild pigs and axis deer on the range.  Some folks still catch fish for dinner by throwing nets and trolling the reef.

    Modern

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  • Hawaii 's high-rise hotels, shopping centers, and other trappings of tourism haven't been able to gain a foothold here.  The lone low-rise resort on the island, Kaluakoi, built 30 years ago, is now closed and the only "new" development, is the Molokai Ranch's ecotourism project of upscale "camping" in semi-permanent "tentalows" and a 22-room lodge on the 53,000 acre ranch.  The focus of both is on outdoor recreation and adventure, with all the comforts of home.

    Not everyone will love Molokai.  The slow-paced simple life of the people and the absence of contemporary landmarks attract those in search of the "real"

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  • Hawaii , and that is exactly the charm of Molokai.  This is a place where Mother Nature is wild and uninhibited, with very little intrusion by man.  Forget sophistication; this is one off the few spots on the planet where one can stand in awe of the island's diverse natural wonders: 
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  • Hawaii 's highest waterfall and greatest collection of fish ponds; the worlds tallest sea cliffs; sand dunes, coral reefs, rainforests, and hidden coves; and gloriously empty beaches.

    Only 38 miles from end to end and just 10 miles wide, Molokai stands like a big green wedge in the blue Pacific.  It has an east side, a west side, a backside, and a topside.  This long, narrow island is like yin and yang:  One side is a flat, austere, arid desert; the other is a lush, green, tropical Eden.  Three volcanic eruptions formed Molokai; the last produced the island's "thumb" - a peninsula jutting out of the steep cliffs of the north shore, like a punctuation mark on the island's geological story.

    So to begin Week 4, just click on "Sunday, July 23" on the menu at left to go to the most mysterious island in the

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