Monday, April 9, 2012

ABC Wednesday: M is for Marion, MA

A lovely summer place to hide from the rest of the world. Time does indeed seem to slip by this tiny town sitting a the edge of the Cape Cod Canal. Have spent many a summer weekend enjoying the tranquility of Marion.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

ABC Wednesday: L is for Legend

Near the beginning of the Napali Cliff trail,a 5 minute walk from Ke'e Beach, are the vague remains of Kaulu Paoa Heiau. Large stones now create a long flat grassy platform. It was once considered an ancient halau and most sacred, where legend has it, the goddess Pele danced the hula and fell in love with the high Kauai chief, Lohiau.Present-day hula halau (troupes) still leave lei and other offerings to Laka (goddess of hula) in crevices in the cliff face.

PLEASE: A Heiau is a sacred place to the Hawaiians. Please be respectful. This place is not a marked area and does not have signs posted to NOT trespass. BUT IT SHOULD BE UNDERSTOOD THAT NO ONE SHOULD VISIT THIS AS A TOURIST SPOT.