Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail

Kauai, Hawaii, 2 March 2015

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Usually, I have separate posts for normal and infrared images.  This post combines the two because there are not that many images and there is a better sequence when they are combined.  If you are specially observant, you may be able to determine which are “normal” and which are infrared.

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We undertook the Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail because it was recommended by the agent when I was booking a helicopter flight.   One thing she said was that there were petroglyphs recently uncovered from under the sand at a house on Maha’ulepu Beach.

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The coast here is a mixture of sand dunes and sandstone which is lithified sand dunes.

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There is a heiau along here.  At first I thought this was a wall of the heiau but it is just a stone wall for a golf course.

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This is actually the heiau, a flat expanse of rock that would originally have had a couple of wooden buildings on it.

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It is Heiau Ho’oulu i’a, which is a generic name equivalent to “fishing temple” because it is so old that no-one knows the original name.

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Up where the palms are is part of the golf course, which we shall walk on past.

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Past the golf course, we are getting closer to our destination.

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This beach is where we are heading for.

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Maybe the tide was too far in.  No petroglyphs to be found but what a glorious tropical location for a house on the beach!

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And so we trudged back.  There would have been more thing to see, possibly Hawaiian Monk Seals at the next point, but I had a helicopter to catch.

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7 comments on “Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail

  1. Wonderful – I especially love the beach house pic because of the grouping of palm trees. Maybe the fact they came out pink also added to the appeal.

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  2. Some real stunners in there, especially among the infrareds. Well done!

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    • Murray Foote says:

      Thanks very much indeed, Alessandro. Processing the infrared is a continuing learning experience. I am often comimg at them separately and somewhat randomly to keep my imagination fresh.

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