... with the Captain Cook monument (the white obelisk in the distance). It marks where he was killed on February 14, 1779.
Almost 100 years later, in 1877, Princess Miriam Likelike deeded the monument to the United Kingdom.
The monument is difficult to access - you must either swim, paddle, or hike around challenging terrain. Above is the stone beach ... one brave woman soaks up the rays!
My children check out the Hikiau heiau - a temple built by King Kalani'opu'u. Do you have any stone structures near you? One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through Saturday, August 25, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 26.
Kim in Hawaii
|An extended view of the Hikiau heiau|