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Around and about, continued..

This is the Hale Moana, of course, but notice the picnic tables and round wooden tables for lunch!  We didn’t care--that was just what was, and we accepted it.  The rocky area on the left became beautiful lawn.

I’m fascinated by the slender kiawe tree, with its twisted and curled branches.  Unfortunately they had to take it out.

A couple of things to note here:  The structure right of the Shipwreck (see the masts) is doubtless the pump house and rest rooms, but I can’t tell if the little grotto behind the bar was there or not.  (I’ve seen another picture, and there’s something there, probably the grotto.) There’s a well-articulated path leading off to the right of the bar, which completely turned into beach, and the vegetation on the beach side of it is gone as well.  The double wide HO/P was where Ulrich lived.  The three Hawaiian hale to the left bordered the lava, where the ancients buried their dead.   The entire lava field area was given over to the Hualalai Golf Courses.

Hale, here and there..

I took a lot of pictures of hale, here and there, but I didn’t stop to identify them.  Now, it’s really hard to place some of them.  Here, I was actually taking a picture of Mauna Kea at sunrise, and Maori 6 happened to be there.

I’m not sure which one this is.  The paths weren’t sharply defined, and it’s hard to tell where things are.  There’s another hale next door, (see arrow) and it looks like both are Samoan.  It sure had a rustic look, didn’t it!

 I originally thought that this was an ancient burial cave, but I was mistaken. Lani Oponui sent me a description:


The cave the kids are looking into is a shelter cave near the entry road  that did not hold burials. Those burial caves where guests visited: one was near Ulrich's hale but on the other side of the fence and oleander hedge (according to Kahea, the entrance was cemented shut by us but at the request of the Bishop estate) and the other one was known as the Fair American Cave supposedly the final resting place of some of the sailors who were killed when the warriors of Kameeiamoku, Kamehameha's body guard and uncle, attacked them (that one is out on the old lava flow along the edge of the 1800-01 lava flow). Although the burial caves are kapu we do still take the keiki as well as visiting school groups to the shelter cave.