Only 30 miles of Lanai's road are paved, so for going around Isl. we have to drive 4WD car. Then I borrowed Jeep.
It was my first experience to drive Jeep.
Another lever beside the shift lever is the change lever for 2WD to 4WD, it can shift when we are running. But it has one more position to get more power. It is necessary to stop then shift to that position.
Except for this it is same with common car.
Went down to north-west from Lanai-City, we saw wrecked ship. The opposite shore was Molokai Isl.
They could not remove this so they named this beach "Shipwreck Beach".
It has become a one of the sightseeing spot of Lanai. Even a Jeep could not go beyond this point.
It is the sight from the beach with coconuts. "One coconut came from unknown island far off"(it is the libretto of famous Japanese children's song. When we see coconut on the beach we feel some kind of nostalgia)
We approached on foot through such rocky beach
It was a weird ghost ship. This was a transport ship of World War Ⅱ (called Liberty Ship). According to the English guide book it was made of concrete, but Japanese book expressed it as "rusty ship"
We found breached bones. At first I thought it was a skeleton of ancient Hawaiian, but actually it was bones of goat or something.
The road around there were such condition, not so bump but sand was very soft. In places the branches were spread on the road for getting out the car from soft sand.
As warning many pictures of car getting stuck in the sand posted on the wall of lent-a-car shop.
No resident lived around there so we have to go back to the city on foot to ask help and need big money to pull out the car.
So many pyroclastic flows and volcanic ashed made this exposed fault. This was more red compared with the Loam layer of the Kanto District.(click this for enlarging and observe it if you are crazy about volcano)
Lanai-City from the pass.