Friday, March 27, 2009

PALM AT KUALOA


Driving along Oahu's windward side, you will come to Kualoa, just north of Kaneohe. At Kualoa Park, you will recognize one of Hawaii's famous landmarks, the small offshore islet of Mokoli'i, better known as "Chinaman's Hat". Yes, this small island does tend to resemble a Chinaman's Hat, but it's true name, Mokoli'i comes from an ancient Hawaiian Legend.

Hi'iaka, the Goddess of Lightning, was traveling along the windward coast. She came upon the dragon lizard, Mokoli'i. Hi'iaka slayed the giant lizard with spears of lightning, using it's body to form the base of Hakipu'u Road. She cut off the tail and threw it in the ocean near Kualoa. The small islet is said to be the tip of the tail of poor Mokoli'i.

Lizard tail or Chinaman's Hat, either way, it is a beautiful little island under the swaying palms on a lazy afternoon at Kualoa, Hawaii.

"Palm At Kualoa"
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ALOHA FROM HAWAII !!!



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2 comments:

Schar Freeman said...

Aloha Lisa!!!! Wow love this new painting and the talkstory about it. Your ocean looks so real rolling in the way it does on that side of the island.
malama pono,
schar

Marionette said...

Lisa,
Mahalo for the story about this famous landmark on Oahu! I never new it was really a dragon's tail!

Beautiful painting indeed!

Aloha Sistah!
Marionette