I continue to whet your appetite for the Big Island of Hawaii - home of King Kamehameha the Great. Above is the first statue commissioned by the House of Legislature in 1878. The statue was cast in Paris but lost in a ship wreck near the Falklands Islands. The legislature commissioned a second statue which now stands in front of the Judiciary Building in Honolulu (as featured on the original and new Hawaii Five O). The wrecked ship's captain later spotted the first statue in Port Stanley. He bought it from the salvager and shipped it to Hawaii. It was erected in Kohala - the district associated with King Kamehameha's birthplace.
In October 2011, we visited the Big Island for
Fall Break. We ventured as far north as the
Pololu Valley for its awesome views.
|The road ends here.|
|The view from the road ....|
|... the view from the trail ...|
|... the black sand beach emerges from the trees.|
|The Pololu Valley is so much more than |
I could capture on my cheap camera.
Have you visited a black sand beach? Hiked a forest reserve? One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs will win a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through Saturday, March 17, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, March 18.
Kim in Hawaii
March Madness continues here at SOS Aloha! All commenters in March will be entered into a special drawing for prizes from RT in Chicago. 3 US, 3 Canadian, and 3 international readers will win a package with books and goodies.
Comments can be made at:
- SOS Aloha, sosaloha.blogspot.com
- Aloha On My Mind, alohaonmymind.blogspot.com
- My guest posts at the Reading Reviewer (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) at marygramlich.blogspot.com
I'll post the winners of March Madness on Monday, April 2.
|We noticed this "tree house" along the coastal road.|