|James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer|
and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka-Obama Da Dog!
Blog #1958~Kimo's world's #205
Ways to decrease tourism on Kaua'i since flights will increase 42% in 2018
We on Kauai are reaching the tipping point as far as visitor arrivals and population are concerned according to TGI's recent headline story stating there will be a 42% plus increase in flights from mainland America to Lihue. This has many of us stressed and up in arms especially us transplants that make believe we are locals, I can only imagine how the actual locals feel.
|Slow moving traffic in Kapaa town|
known by locals as
"The Kapaa crawl."
Flights to Kauai to increase by 42.6 percent in 2018-Read TGI article-link below:
Imagine 42% more rental cars on the roads along with all the new developments currently under construction. This will not only effect tourism but our basic infrastructure from housing, roads, sewage, and yes even our mental health. Many people have told me the waiting time at their doctors offices and supermarket lines have increased dramatically.
When accidents happen on our island it delays everything, tourists' miss their flights, locals' miss their appointments
and the lone road in and out of our cosmic island can be closed for hours.
If you thought there is a Kapaa crawl now in traffic just wait until 2018 when we have a Kapaa and even an island wide stand still. Oy vey!
|When accidents happen|
it delays everything on our
island since we have one
basic road with a growing
tourist and local population.
Visitors can be funny
One visitor from the mainland asked for directions to the bank so they could convert their money to Hawaiian currency.
Another visitor asks me , Do you drink coconuts as your main source of water?”
and finally one little old lady tells me my English is very good.
However enough is enough...
I have come up with a guaranteed way to take our cosmic Garden island back and get the population back under control so we are no longer overwhelmed with visitors,traffic and over population everywhere we look.
My solution will take some getting used to, but believe me, guaranteed to have our roads less traveled and our parks back so kamaaina and locals can enjoy themselves once again.
Rule #1, is to be a dirt-bag to any visitor that asks you a question, for instance, when they ask, "how do I get to the beach?" Tell them, the only beach here is you, lady.
Rule #2,When asked the best place to eat, tell them the porta pottie over there!
|Kauai features some of the best|
sunrise and sunsets
in the world!
Rule #3, Never have eye contact, always look at the ground or into space while communicating with a visitor. They don't like that.
Rule # 4, When they ask if they can pet your dog? Come back with, is it OK if I pet your,______________ (use the craziest word you know!)
You get da drift, soon word will spread that we have no aloha. We must be in on this together. You must be a Jackass, just like me for this to work.This will take some getting used to because this goes against the grain of human nature.
The state of Hawaii's answer when I went to a recent meeting about the traffic situation in the Kapaa corridor was to the change the timing on the traffic signals, this is what we pay our legislators and engineers for? Double Oy vey.
My answer may not be pono or have the aloha spirit, but sometimes you need to bite the bullet, OK, whose in?
Hana Hou, Encore!