An Island Paradise
Lānaʻi Hawaiian: is the sixth-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. It is also known as the Pineapple Island because of its past as an island-wide pineapple plantations. The only town is Lnaa’i City, a small settlement. The island is somewhat comma-shaped, with a width of 18 miles (29 km) in the longest direction.
According to the Hawiian Legends, man-eating spirits occupied the island before that time. For generations, Maui chiefs believed in these man-eating spirits. Differing legends say that either the prophet Lanikāula drove the spirits from the island or the unruly Maui prince Kauluāʻau accomplished that heroic feat. The more popular myth is that the mischievous Kauluāʻau pulled up every tree he could find on Maui. Finally his father, had to banish him to Lānaʻi, expecting him not to survive in that hostile place.
However Kauluāʻau outwitted the spirits and drove them from the island. The chief looked across the channel from Maui and saw that his son’s fire continued to burn nightly on the shore, and he sent a canoe to Lānaʻi to bring the prince, redeemed by his courage and his cleverness, back home to Maui. As a reward, Kakaʻalaneo gave Kauluāʻau control of the island and encouraged emigration from other islands.Kauluāʻau had, in the meantime, pulled up all the ʻulu trees on Lānaʻi, accounting for the historic lack of ʻulu on that island.
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Photography Tip: A good practice is always to use a Tripod for Landscapes. Sometimes hauling that gear is tough. This was executed by scrambling amongst Lava Rocks to find a level spot, hold the Camera steady on a rock, Compose, use Manual Setting … and watch out for waves!
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