Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kaena and Rev. Elias Parker

In the past couple weeks we have been in around the Waianae coast visiting family for evening prayers. I had ever so longed a hike with the family then Rev. Parker decided that today would be a good day for a new challenge.

As salty Ka'ena waters are bounty full of hawaiian sea salt, Rev.Parker gently scrapes the shorline rocks where the salty waves sit and rest under the heat of Ka'ena and crystalize to hawaiian sea salt.

Ka‘ena Point, the westernmost point on Oahu, is the
site of one of the last intact dune ecosystems in the main
Hawaiian Islands. Here beyond the end of the busy roads
of Oahu, is an area known since the ancient times as
leina a ka‘uhane, the “leaping place of souls,” where the
spirits of the recently dead could be reunited with their
ancestors. Today, you can walk there among the living;
Hawaiian plants and animals that have made the rugged
ancient shoreline their home for thousands of years.


  1. Jerry and Tanya SmithSeptember 4, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Yes! I'm from California and my family loves to hike... it was hot, but the end result was satisfying. We want to come back and do it again. The view was really nice. Thank you for the blog. Bring back good memories.

  2. Thomas and Stacey StohleSeptember 4, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Yeah, we're from Texas and I thought Austin, TX was hot. Simple advise for anyone who decides to go to Ka'ena make sure you bring enough bottled water. The coastal lines are wonderful to see, it's worth the walk. Thank you!!!