When you fly from Maui to Oahu you pass Molokai, a beautiful long and narrow island known for the tallest sea cliffs (3000 ft). It is the 5th largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago and has a population of roughly 8000 (the first settlers arrived in approx 650 AD). Molokai together with Lanai, Kaho’olawe and Molokini (the latter two are uninhabited) is part of Maui County.
I’ve flown over Molokai a few times, once as part of a Blue Hawaiian helicopter tour (amazing!) and also on route to Oahu with Hawaiian Airlines. The past few times the pilot has flown around the Eastern end, but today he flew along the Southern part of the island and then on to Oahu.
Here are a few pictures from yesterday’s flight.
|approaching the Western end of Molokai|
|looking back at the center of Molokai|
|approaching Oahu with its million+ population|
|one of the runways at Honolulu airport – loved the color of the water!|