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Anuenue - Rainbow Over Alalakeiki Channel Kihei Maui Hawaii
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Ānuenue - Rainbow over Alalakeiki Channel Kihei Maui Hawaii
The ʻAlalākeiki Channel separates the islands of Kahoʻolawe and Maui, at a distance of about 7 miles.
It is connected beneath the ocean by ancient lava flows which once created the ancient mega island of Māui Nui.
Māui Nui includes the islands of Māui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and Kahoʻolawe.
ʻAlalākeiki means "crying baby."
In 1965, the US Navy authorized a series of three surface explosions on the Southwest side of the island.
These explosions consisted of 500 tons of TNT.
The result was ʻSailor's Cap,' a Bomb Crater which cracked the fresh water lens contained in the island.
Salt water seeped in contaminating the island's fresh water resource.
Ao Polohiwa a Kāne
polohiwa, dark, glistening, black
ao polohiwa a Kāne, passed to the dark clouds of Kāne
Ē ke ao uli, hoʻopukalia mai kīnohinohi - O blue heavens, bring forth beauty.
I ke kau uahi o ke ao - At the coming of the wisps of dawn.
Mehe ao puaʻa lā, ke aloha e kau nei - Like a cloud resting on the mountain is the love alighting here.
Ānuenue - Rainbow over ʻAlalākeiki Channel Kihei Maui Hawaii
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November 28th, 2012
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