Nothing makes one feel as welcome as an extravagant wreath of flowers! (Even if my Protestant upbringing makes the gesture seem wasteful and ostentatious. It’s still really great.)
Since I’m a little bit of a highway geek (mind you, nothing like the real highway geeks I work with), we start our exploration on the H3 – a controversial highway notable both for its fabulous scenery and its extraordinary construction cost.
Although we know their won’t be any monster waves today, we are headed for the Banzai Pipeline anyway.
As expected, there aren’t any really big waves, but it isn’t exactly bath water either.
Instead, we walk along the beach, enjoying the day and trying to imagine what it must be like when a thirty- or forty-foot wall of water races ashore here.
Actually, I can’t imagine it.