Signs: No parking

A No Parking sign on the Kohala Coast, Hawaii

The coast road between North Kohala and Kawaihae is dotted with these no parking signs. There are virtually no houses along this road, so why the signs? Well, the views are lovely and in the winter, humpback whales frolic just off the coast. Who wouldn’t want to pull over.

Consequently, a 40 mph minimum speed limit is in place along this highway together with these signs. The net result is that people still crawl along taking in the view and pull over to watch whales wherever they please.

Posted in response to Becky’s October Squares challenge theme of ‘Past Squares – Circles and Squares.’ See more responses here.

14 thoughts on “Signs: No parking

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  2. Adele Brand

    It is lovely scenery and I can appreciate the temptation to stop! Setting up designated viewpoints would probably encourage compliance with the signs. But I guess that’s probably easier said than done.

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    1. Graham Post author

      There are scenic lookouts here and there, but if people spot something, they’re going to just stop and that’s probably not going to change.

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  3. BeckyB

    what a beautiful spot – I’d be stopping for the scenery as much as the whales!

    Reminds me of a road in Portugal where they have now added a minimum speed to the no parking signs because of all the foreigners going slow looking out for vultures and bustards!

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    1. Graham Post author

      I think no parking means no stopping too. Basically, the idea is that if you want to watch whales, pull right off the road somewhere, set up your chairs and spend a little time away from the traffic!

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        1. Graham Post author

          There’s a small boat harbor at Kawaihae that’s been open for about three years now, but I know people who were on the waiting list for more than 20 years while the process took it’s course!

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