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Aloha Greeting Card featuring the photograph Kapalua - Aia I Laila Ke Aloha - Honokahua by Sharon Mau

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Kapalua - Aia I Laila Ke Aloha - Honokahua Greeting Card




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Such pretty waters and a lovely beach scene, Sharon.

Wonderful place... I'd love to be there...

This is delightful.

Looks so gorgeous with all the wonderful colors.

Sharon Mau replied:

. . it is lovely to hear from you Carol . . thank you :))


Sharon Mau replied:

. thank you David :)

That water is gorgeous - I asolutely love reading all the information too. Wonderful Sharon :-)

Sharon Mau replied:

. . hope you are doing well Kymie . it is lovely to hear from you . . thank you so much:)) ♥

Mary Kawena Pukui translates Honokahua place name as “foundation bay.” Hono is a suffix word that refers to the low land be- tween two ridges. In the upland, a valley is usually called ke awāwa, and a valley with a running stream is called ke kahawai, but at the mouth of the valley, where the lowland forms a crescent at the shore and ridges end in points that jut into the sea, the term is hono. Therefore, some bays are rightly named hono and some are not. Kahua is a word meaning “foundation” or an open place for camping or sports. It was often used as a term for an encampment of warriors. The broad flat slopes above Honokahua Bay might have been used for some of these activities. We know that in the battles of 1738, Alapa‘i camped his Hawai‘i Island troops at Honokahua, and some of the fighting occurred here. Many fallen warriors are buried at the Honkahua Preservation Site above the bay. In all of Ka‘ānapali district, these foundation lands of Honokahua were probably the most suitable for Makahiki games. . . On Maui in the northwest area, the district the ancients called Ka’ānapali there are six hono bays, which are legendary: from South to North, Honokōwai (bay drawing fresh water), Honokeana (cave bay), Honokahua (bay foundation), Honolua (two bays), Honokōhau (bay drawing dew), and Hononānā (aggressive bay). Collectively, these picturesque and productive bays are called Na Hono A Pi‘ilani, The Bays of Pi‘ilani. King Pi‘ilani, who ruled Maui in the early 16th century, loved these bays and frequently came here with his court to relax, fish, and surf. It was a common practice of Hawaiian Kings to take a large retinue of family, advisors, and punahele (favored companions) to a special place, stay as long as the local provisions lasted and then move on to another spot. - The Bay at the Ritz” and “The Bay at Fleming Beach Park” are modern monikers for the largest bay of northwest Maui, Honokahua Bay. In ancient times this bay, north of Makāluapuna Point was the port for all northwest Maui. - excerpts from the writings of Katherine Kama'ema'e Smith

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My religion is the wind my mosque is the sea my God whispers through the voice of the breeze my communion is the bird flying free my samadhi is the light filtered through trees - S. K. Lindeman Standing here on the beautiful beach in Kapalua you may see the island of Molokai on the horizon . . it is not far . . it looks as if you could swim there . . or paddle a canoe quite easily to reach it . . yet this channel called Pailolo Channel is one of the most treacherous channels and while it is only 15 miles from Maui to Molokai the channel is one of the windiest and roughest in the Hawaiian Islands . . In an archipelago like the Hawaiian Islands the water between islands is typically called a channel or passage. The Pailolo Channel separates the islands of Molokai ( pronounced molo - ka - ee ) and Maui. Although the channel is only spans about 8.4 miles at its shortest point, it can be treacherous . Pailolo translates to 'crazy fisherman' referring to the typical cho...

About Sharon Mau

Sharon Mau

Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons. Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible - Chérie Carter-Scott . . ★ . . :: Sharon Mau is a photographer and graphic designer based on the beautiful tropical island of 'ihi-kapu-lau-māewa more commonly known as Maui Hawaii - Paradise on Earth - Island of Rainbows, specializing primarily in tropical flowers and beaches :: . . ★ . .

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