Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Do you know what's ridiculous about this map?

California to Hawaii

Driving directions to Honolulu, HI
14 days 22 hours
I-5 N
3,748 mi

1. Head west on Terrace Ave toward Tivy Valley Rd 266 ft
2. Terrace Ave turns slightly left and becomes Tivy Valley Rd 0.5 mi
3. Turn right at N Piedra Rd 3.8 mi
4. Turn right at CA-180 W/E Kings Canyon Rd Continue to follow CA-180 W 19.7 mi
5. Take exit 57A to merge onto CA-99 N toward Sacramento 132 mi
6. Continue onto CA-12 E 1.0 mi
7. Continue onto CA-99 N 31.7 mi
8. Take the exit toward San Francisco/I-80 W/I-5 W/CA-99 W 1.2 mi
9. Merge onto CA-99 N/Interstate 305 W 1.3 mi
10. Take the exit onto I-5 N toward Redding
Passing through Oregon
Entering Washington 757 mi
11. Take exit 169 for NE 45th St 0.3 mi
12. Slight left at 7th Ave NE 262 ft
13. Take the 1st left onto NE 45th St 0.7 mi
14. Turn left at Wallingford Ave N 0.9 mi
15. Turn right at N 34th St 292 ft
16. Take the 1st left onto Densmore Ave N 436 ft
17. Turn right at N Northlake Way 285 ft
18. Kayak across the Pacific Ocean
Entering Hawaii
2,756 mi
19. Continue straight 0.1 mi
20. Turn left at Kuilima Dr 0.5 mi
21. Take the 3rd right onto HI-83 W 12.4 mi
22. Continue straight onto HI-99 S/Kamehameha Hwy 6.5 mi
23. Slight left at HI-80 S/Kamehameha Hwy
Continue to follow Kamehameha Hwy2.1 mi
24. Take the ramp onto I-H-2 S 8.1 mi
25. Merge onto I-H-1 E 4.7 mi
26. Take exit 13B toward Halawa Hts. Stadium 0.3 mi
27. Merge onto I-H-201 E 4.1 mi
28. Merge onto I-H-1 E 2.3 mi
29. Take exit 21A for Hawai 61 toward Pali Hwy 0.2 mi
30. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for HI-61 S/Downtown and merge onto HI-61 S/Pali Hwy
Continue to follow Pali Hwy 0.4 mi
31. Continue onto Bishop St 0.2 mi
32. Turn left at S King St 0.3 mi
33. Turn left at Likelike St 446 ft

Honolulu, HI

It's just silly. Why would you waste time and gas driving to Puget Sound only to have to kayak that much farther to Honolulu? Kayaks are available for rental all along Monterey Bay, which is nice and central within California, as well as north and south along the entire coast.



Anonymous said...

They also don't give you directions to the Pacific Ocean from Northlake Way. You'd probably want to leave your car near Gasworks Park and set off by kayak from Lake Union, but if you don't go the right way from there you are going to end up in Lake Washington rather than Puget Sound.

And navigating the Ballard Locks in a kayak? Surely a traveler could use some directions there as well.

Jess said...

This is tweaking my memory a little, and I want to say that these directions make sense from a sailing standpoint. Possibly not so much kayaking, unless currents are a factor.

I just asked C, and he says that originating in Puget Sound works with the wind better - you can basically just set the sails and ignore them.

Mary said...

Wind would matter, for a kayak, indeed - currents perhaps more, but I've kayaked in Elkhorn Slough (Monterey Bay) and made nearly no progress westward into an afternoon wind -- which sucked, as that was the direction of the kayak rental place.

Mary said...

And I looked, pre-emptively - Seattle->Hawaii's a couple of hundred miles longer by Great Circle :)

Ron Schott said...

Looks to me like the shortest overwater distance to Oahu from the west coast would be taking off from Point Arena, for what its worth.