Posts Tagged ‘Oahu’

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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

September 8, 2015

 vintage-map-of-hawaii-anne-wertheimWe recently returned from Hawaii and that is the subject of tattoo Tuesday.

Hibiscus-Flower-TattoosHibiscus – Hawaii’s state flower is a symbol of power and respect.

hawaii plumeriaPlumeria – a symbol of beauty, charm and grace

Hawaiian-Tribal-TattoosHawaiian Tribal Tattoo – I do not know the meaning of this design, but I think that tribal tattoos are very attractive.

DSC02181This was the view from our room at the Hale Koa.

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Who discovered what today? Jan 18

January 18, 2014

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Captain James Cook discovered Hawaii on this day in 1778.

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He looks pretty stern for a man who spent his life on ocean cruises.

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From History.com:

On January 18, 1778, the English explorer Captain James Cook becomes the first European to discover the Hawaiian Islands when he sails past the island of Oahu. Two days later, he landed at Waimea on the island of Kauai and named the island group the Sandwich Islands, in honor of John Montague, who was the earl of Sandwich and one his patrons.

While the encounter started out brilliantly for the Europeans, it did not end well for them.  On a subsequent voyage, they were exposed as mortals and not the gods the Hawaiians first believed them to be and trouble reigned in this island paradise.  However, ultimately, things did not end well for the Hawaiians.

Here is a little geology information about the Hawaiian Islands that are traveling on the Pacific Plate over a hot spot on the ocean floor.

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And here are some more idyllic Hawaiian shots.

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My bags are packed – I’m ready to go.