We have winners from Barbara's visit to Oahu!
- Karen, Debby, Danny, Chey, Jane, Linda, Kim H., Elf, and Marjory. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winners can select a 2012 Hawaiian calendar or book choice from my convention stash.
Barbara is now reading Chip Hughes' MURDER ON MOLOKA'I and WIPEOUT!
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.
I am giving away a Hawaiian treat of choice - dried coconut, pineapple, mango or mix - to one randomly selected commenter. The treat makes an excellent snack on a hike! To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about special place where you have hiked (or walked).
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Tuesday, January 17, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Wednesday, January 18.
Kim in Hawaii
|I was the only Mom on the hike!|