When you visit some Hawaiian islands, you're a tourist. In others, a visitor. In Lanai, you become an explorer.
There's this dirt and rather bumpy road, tortured by flash floods and lack of attention on the remote western shore of Lanai... Very interesting ride. On one side of the bumpy and narrow road you have a dense and lavish tropical jungle. On the other side, flanked only by tons of coconut trees, a narrow beach that goes for miles along with you. Idyllic during the day, overwhelming at night. After several miles, suddenly, a clearing in the otherwise overgrown path reveals an old church that likely had better times. The view at night was startling, mesmerizing and gloomy at the same time.