How do you like my opening photo? In early December, our Cub Scout Pack visited the Ka'ena Point Satellite Tracking Station. Ka'ena is the westernmost point on Oahu where the Wai'anae (West) and Mokulēʻia (east) coastlines come to a point.
Ka'ena is "heat" in Hawaiian. Some consider it the "leaping point" for souls leaving this world. Thus, it is an excellent location for a tracking station! Notice the white dots in the above picture - they are the satellite dishes and domes.
|"Masters of Space"|
|Views of the Wai'enae Coast,|
|including and Yokohama Bay.|
|The Scouts line up for a photo after ....|
|.... the wild turkey flew away!|
|David finds a large golf ball!|
|I am trying to create "euphoric" photos ....|
|... with my cheap digital camera.|
|Still, the clouds were so fluffy!|
|We encountered a wild pig!|
|The weather station provided |
a view of the Mokulēʻia coast
|The point is a reserve for nesting Laysan |
Albatrosses and wedge tailed Shearwaters.
|I was too nervous to stand on the overlook.|
|We hiked behind the station for one|
of the Webelos Merit Badge.
Kim in Hawaii
|I was the only Mom on the hike!|