One morning, I decided to take a loop walk up into the hills overlooking the ocean. Overall it was only about 5 miles with an elevation change of maybe 500m. As I left the condo area, I took these photos of some of the flower hedges.
The condos in the above photo are quite a distance from the ocean and are quite different from the one we stayed in.
Later, I passed a number of trees with flowers like this one, a bit smaller than a golf ball.
Most of the western half of Molokai was (is still?) owned by "The Ranch". At one point, the Ranch decided to try to develop the west by putting in serviced lots (with underground provision of water, sewers, electricity, etc.) for high-end resort homes. They never sold many of the lots, and the hills remain a type of windswept emptiness (which reminded me of the same wonderful feelings I had when walking on the South Downs, Yorkshire Dales, or Saskatchewan coulees). Meanwhile the signs of attempted development remain.
A depreciating sign for Kaiaka Road:
Part of the development included putting fire hydrants all along the roads. There are very often no homes or other places to be protected by all the fire hydrants, but I gather they come in handy for fighting brush fires.