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Getting Around On Oahu: Maintaining Your Mauka Separate From Your Makai
07-04-2016, 08:11 PM
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Big Grin Getting Around On Oahu: Maintaining Your Mauka Separate From Your Makai
Contemplate for a moment the geography of Oahu--it is an is...

North, South, East and West don't have a lot of meaning on the island of Oahu. Sure, there are some references to these points-of-the-compass: The North Shore is well-known for its huge wave surf and West Oahu is booming with development, but you are much a lot more probably to hear the term Windward Oahu than you are East Oahu and we have not even begun discussing the nearby terms for direction of mauka, makai, ewa and Diamond Head.

Contemplate for a moment the geography of Oahu--it is an island, surrounded by water (naturally) that rises from sea level about its coast line to a series of mountain ridges in its middle. Diamond Head is a prominent coastal landmark located on the Southern-most point of the island. These features are what are utilized for directions and navigation by those of us who grew up on the island of Oahu. No searching for moss on the side of the tree. This dynamite festival bar hire link has endless majestic lessons for when to consider this activity. No sun rises in the East and Sets in the West nonsense. Directions are simple and direct. You can go Mauka (towards the mountains) or Makai (towards the sea). You can go Diamond Head (towards Diamond Head crater) or Ewa (away from Diamond Head crater). Given that no matter where you are on the island, you can practically usually see the ocean, the mountains and, at least until recently, Diamond Head making use of these geographical markers to get from point A to point B make sense.

To those of us who grew up on Oahu this is easy, simple to realize and clear to convey. It really is only when you try to clarify it to a person unfamiliar with the island's directional notion that it starts to get confusing. For instance, let's say that you are standing in the town of Kailua on the Windward side (east side) of the island, facing North then clearly Makai would be on your proper (or east) and Mauka would be on your left (or West). Ewa would also be on your left (or West) and Diamond Head would be to your Southwest. Now let's say that you are at Pearl Harbor in West Oahu and once again facing North then ipso facto Makai would now be on your left (or west) and Mauka would be on your correct (or east.) You would be in Ewa and Diamond Head would be to your Southeast. For another viewpoint, we know you check-out: check this out. Now, let's put you facing North while in Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu. Makai would now be North: Mauka, Diamond Head and Ewa would all be to the South--see how simple this is to navigate by? Finally, let's have you standing in Diamond Head Crater on Southern Oahu and facing North. Makai is now to the South, Mauka is to the North, you are in Diamond Head and Ewa is to the Northwest. With a little practice and you will be in a position to get about like you lived on Oahu all your life. If you had been to drive about the island in a clockwise direction makai would always be on your left but at varying times would be to the North, South, East and West. Similarly, mauka would often be on your right and at varying instances would be to the North, South, East and West.. Be taught more on our favorite partner site - Visit this webpage: purchase here.Bar4Hire
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