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Halona Blowhole and Eternity Beach

Halona Blowhole & Eternity beach

By Dan Scroggins  The southeast corner of O’ahu is home to several beautiful scenic lookouts. One of the most popular is the Halona Blowhole. Besides the natural beauty of the rugged coastline and the views of Sandy’s there are several things about this lookout which make it so popular. The first most obvious is the…

Meet the Hawaiian Islands and Her Fun Facts

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By Dan Scroggins  Note: The following is the formation of the Hawaiian Islands according to scientists. Hawaiians have their own creation story that I will share in my next post. The Hawaiian archipelago began to form around 5 million years ago and today consists of 132 volcanic islands, which stretch 1,600 miles across the pacific. They…

The Hawaiian Creation Legend and Taro

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By Dan Scroggins There are a few different creation chants but I will focus on the Kumulipo which is translated as “beginning in deep darkness.” I have not read the entire thing but WAIT! Before you leave my page thinking “This guy is going to write a blog post on something he hasn’t even read?”…

Let’s Set the Record Straight

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By Dan Scroggins Let’s set the record straight Just a few things to prevent you from looking or sounding like a silly tourist, haole or typical mainlander while on vacation in Hawaii. Honolulu is pronounced “hoh/no/loo/loo” not “hah/na/lu/lu”and it is a city on O’ahu, not the name of an island. Hawai’i or the Big Island…

“Eddie Would Go” and “I Would Too”

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By Dan Scroggins Take a drive on O’ahu’s north shore and you will undoubtedly see a bumper sticker that reads “Eddie would go.” So what does it mean? Eddie Aikau was a well respected waterman, lifeguard and big wave surfer here on O’ahu. He descended from a line of Hawaiian chiefs or Ali’i. Eddie tragically…