Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hill of Escape - Pu'u O Mahuka Heiau

Wrapping up our second lay day here on the north shore. Here's a look at this evenings sunset overlooking Waimea Bay in Pupukea. This well-preserved heiau (temple) is the largest on O'ahu covering over 5-acres and consisting of three adjoining enclosures measuring 575 feet by 170 feet. This was considered a powerful place for the kahuna and one of two places where wives of the ancient chiefs gave birth.

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