BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII _ 0433

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Hawaiʻi is said to have been named for Hawaiʻiloa, the legendary Polynesian navigator who first discovered it. Other accounts attribute the name to the legendary realm of Hawaiki, a place from which the Polynesian people are said to have originated (see also Manua), the place where they go in the afterlife, the realm of the gods and goddesses. Captain James Cook, the English explorer and navigator who discovered the Hawaiian Islands called them the “Sandwich Islands” and was killed on the Big Island at Kealakekua Bay following the theft of a ship’s boat.
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NORTH SHORE, O’AHU _ 0407

Footprints in paradise

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POIPU BEACH (KAUAI) _ 0404

Poipu Beach is a smile of sand where the sunsets are a sacrament, holding the world in a chalice of color while the sea and sky melt into golds, pinks and sometimes a flash of emerald. Dr. Beach, a noted authority on beaches, recently ranked Poipu Beach number one in the U.S.
http://www.aloha-hawaii.com/

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NORTH SHORE-OAHU _ 0399

If there is such a thing as a perfect wave, you’ll likely find it on Oahu’s North Shore. The big, glassy winter waves of this legendary surf mecca attract the best surfers in the world, while summer waves are far smaller and more gentle – all of which makes the North Shore the perfect surf spot for beginners and veterans alike.

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Stretching for more than 7 miles, the beaches of the North Shore host the world’s premier surfing competitions during the peak, winter months, including the Super Bowl of wave riding, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (November – December). Stroll in the thick sands of Waimea Bay, Ehukai Beach (Banzai Pipeline) and Sunset Beach — just leave the surfing to the pros.
http://www.gohawaii.com/

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KAILUA KONA TOWN HAWAII _ 0397

Kailua Kona Town Hawaii – The Big Island
Kailua Kona, often referred to as “Kona” by the locals, is the main western city, population 34,000 (2012), of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is nestled on the western coast of the Hualalai Volcano. In ancient times, this area was considered the premier place to live due to the excellent weather and good water. Many kings made their homes here. It was the home of King Kamehameha I, who united the Hawaiian Islands.

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WAILUA FALLS _ 0395

Wailua Falls is an 113-foot waterfall located in Kauai, Hawaii that feeds into the Wailua River. There are paths to the bottom of the falls, but it can be muddy, slippery and dangerous. The “trail” further from the parking lot is less steep than the closer one. Some hikers have strung ropes along the paths, but officials come by every so often and cut them. In ancient times, Hawaiian men would jump from the top of the falls to prove their manhood. And people still leap off, though it is dangerous and illegal. The pool is great swimming, but do not go near the waterfall as the currents are very dangerous.There is another waterfall nearby named ‘Opaeka’a Falls.
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WAIKIKI _ 0361

Waikīkī is a beachfront neighborhood of Honolulu, on the south shore of the island of Oʻahu, in Hawaii, United States. Waikiki is best known for Waikīkī Beach, the white sand beach shoreline fronting the neighborhood.
Waikīkī is home to public places including Kapiʻolani Park, Fort de Russy Military Reservation, Kahanamoku Lagoon, Kūhiō Beach Park, and Ala Wai Harbor.
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HAWAII _ 0312

Mapcards of Hawaii

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No.11 ( written )

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