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Monday, January 17, 2011

Captain Cook's Monument, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii

Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii ~ September 25, 2007

Captain James Cook's plaque can be seen along the far side of the lava rocks in the foreground. This is the stunningly beautiful and now-peaceful bay in which he met his end.



Sorry, I had this one the right way up, and Blogger turned it. I tried a second time and the same thing happened. So as not to be here all day, I'll let you read it sideways. There is also a tall, more imposing monment that I didn't get a photo of. You had to kayak over a ways from where we were. We liked our spot, and we headed back before going to the tall monument.


As the morning advanced, more snorkelers arrived in kayaks . . .


. . . and the tide covered the marker in the rocks beneath the trees.


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3 comments:

JM said...

A memorial in the water, fantastic! I'm sure Cook would love it. And the place looks gorgeous on the top shot.

Pat Tillett said...

that's not something you'd see everyday! Thanks!

J Bar said...

That's similar to the Captain Cook memorial in Sydney at his landing spot at Kurnell. I'll have to post a picture of taht someday.