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Along The Coastline
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Our friends took us to this outlook when we were visiting Hawaii for the first time. It is absolutely breathtaking. We looked down at Waipi'o Valley which is probably one of the most beautiful and pristine places one can ever visit. Steep walls, waterfalls, a mile long beautiful black sand beach and fields of taro, this is Waipi'o Valley. The valley was special to the ancient Hawaiians . It was chosen as a meeting place for chiefs when important decisions were to be made. It had an inspiring and calming effect. According to the Hawaiian legend, a powerful warrior carved out Waipi'o Valley with his club, only to demonstrate power. Nevertheless just this warrior was clubbed to death by the people he actually tried to impress. Some fifty generations have lived and died in Waipi'o Valley and still as of today Hawaiians believe that a supernatural power, left by those who passed, is preserved and felt. In 1946 Waipi'o was destroyed by a great tsunami. People moved away and for two decades it was deserted. In the 60s and early 70s people started moving back. Mostly hippies and discharged veterans who just couldn't stand the hustle and bustle of normal daily life, turning their back on traditional society. Today about 50 people of different character call Waipi'o Valley their home. There is no water, power, sewage, phones, cell or TV coverage. The electricity comes from solar power and generator. Other residents of the valley are two herds of wild horses.
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August 10th, 2013
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