Archive for October, 2009

Kahanu Garden

October 26th, 2009
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Kahanu Garden

The Kahanu Garden in Hana Maui is one of two National Botanical Gardens in Hawaii. The other is in Kauai. This garden is a non-profit organization that survives on public donations, gifts from philanthropists, and revenue from tours. What sets this garden apart from all others is that it is home to the biggest heiau in the Pacific region. It's nine football fields long and four stories high. Yes. Hale O Piilani was built by the descendants of the great Chief of Maui, Piilani, who was instrumental in uniting the island of Maui under one rule.  Archeologists found that the heiau was built in four phases starting in the 12th century and ending in 16th century at the time of Piilani's rule.  The massive structure was restored in the 1990s by Bishop Museum and local families from Hana who volunteered their time and excavated and cleaned the site. The garden is beautiful.  It's also home to a variety of plants of Polynesia.

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Pacific Wahine Sports

October 8th, 2009
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Pacific Wahine Sports

"Banzai" Betty Depolito is a surfing icon on the North Shore of Oahu. With a nickname like "Banzai"obviously she's surfed the North Shore's famous Pipeline... Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach back in the late 70s and early 80s and she's still out there today.  Half time surfing, half time snapping video.  Betty joined top male big wave riders of the Eddie Aikau line up honoring her prowess at Waimea. She is one of the few women even today said to have caught 18-20 foot waves. She continues to champion Pacific wahine water sports.  Here's some video shot by Betty that high-lights other female surfers. Hang in the Betty! Enjoy.

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