Molokai

This was our first trip to the sleepy island of Molokai.

You'll see pictures of all corners of the island including the leper colony.
Northeast coast of Molokai
1 Northeast coast of Molokai
Northeast coast of Molokai
2 Northeast coast of Molokai
Northeast coast of Molokai
3 Northeast coast of Molokai
Northeast pali (steep slope or cliff)
4 Northeast pali (steep slope or cliff)
Kawili Beach - at Halawa Bay - we drove here to hike up this valley to the waterfalls
5 Kawili Beach - at Halawa Bay - we drove here to hike up this valley to the waterfalls
Kawili Beach - at Halawa Bay - we drove here to hike up this valley to the waterfalls
6 Kawili Beach - at Halawa Bay - we drove here to hike up this valley to the waterfalls
Northeast pali
7 Northeast pali
Northeast pali
8 Northeast pali
Waterfalls
9 Waterfalls
Northeast pali
10 Northeast pali
Kalaupapa - leper colony
11 Kalaupapa - leper colony
Kalaupapa Peninsula
12 Kalaupapa Peninsula
We rode mules down the side of the cliffs near the top of this picture
13 We rode mules down the side of the cliffs near the top of this picture
Northeast coast - true, uninhabited wilderness
14 Northeast coast - true, uninhabited wilderness
Kephui Beach - west coast
15 Kephui Beach - west coast
Papohaku Beach - west coast - Hawaii's Longest White Sand Beach (3 miles long)
16 Papohaku Beach - west coast - Hawaii's Longest White Sand Beach (3 miles long)
Papohaku Beach - west coast - Hawaii's Longest White Sand Beach (3 miles long)
17 Papohaku Beach - west coast - Hawaii's Longest White Sand Beach (3 miles long)
Papohaku Beach - west coast - Hawaii's Longest White Sand Beach (3 miles long)
18 Papohaku Beach - west coast - Hawaii's Longest White Sand Beach (3 miles long)
Kapukahehu Beach - aka Dixie Maru Beach - west coast
19 Kapukahehu Beach - aka Dixie Maru Beach - west coast
View on the west coast - our condo is located in one of the units near the top, right of this picture
20 View on the west coast - our condo is located in one of the units near the top, right of this picture
View on the west coast
21 View on the west coast
View on the west coast
22 View on the west coast
View on the west coast
23 View on the west coast
City of Maunaloa (southwest coast)
24 City of Maunaloa (southwest coast)
Mule ride View a home movie of part of the ride at: www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
25 Mule ride
View a home movie of part of the ride at: www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
Mule ride - Stripes is the name of the mule in the forefront, and David's mule - Chevy - is behind Stripes
26 Mule ride - Stripes is the name of the mule in the forefront, and David's mule - Chevy - is behind Stripes
Mules
27 Mules
Jan's mule - Poele
28 Jan's mule - Poele
Jan's mule - Poele
29 Jan's mule - Poele
Hitting the trail
30 Hitting the trail
Mule ride trail
31 Mule ride trail
Down we go
32 Down we go
Kalaupapa Peninsula Overlook - at the top of the trail
33 Kalaupapa Peninsula Overlook - at the top of the trail
Kalaupapa Peninsula Overlook - at the top of the trail
34 Kalaupapa Peninsula Overlook - at the top of the trail
Kalaupapa Peninsula Overlook - at the top of the trail
35 Kalaupapa Peninsula Overlook - at the top of the trail
Starting to head down
36 Starting to head down
Riding down the side of this cliff - 26 switchbacks View a home movie of part of the ride at: www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
37 Riding down the side of this cliff - 26 switchbacks
View a home movie of part of the ride at: www.users.ties2.net/~dkram/Videos
Coming down
38 Coming down
About half-way down to Kalaupapa
39 About half-way down to Kalaupapa
Pale rider
40 Pale rider
The trek down
41 The trek down
View at the bottom of the Kalaupapa trail
42 View at the bottom of the Kalaupapa trail
View at the bottom of the Kalaupapa trail
43 View at the bottom of the Kalaupapa trail
View at the bottom of the Kalaupapa trail
44 View at the bottom of the Kalaupapa trail
We rode down the side of those cliffs!
45 We rode down the side of those cliffs!
View at the bottom of the Kalaupapa trail
46 View at the bottom of the Kalaupapa trail
View at the bottom of the Kalaupapa trail
47 View at the bottom of the Kalaupapa trail
We rode down the side of those cliffs!
48 We rode down the side of those cliffs!
We rode down the side of those cliffs!
49 We rode down the side of those cliffs!
Minnesota loons in Hawaii
50 Minnesota loons in Hawaii
Kalaupapa - leper colony
51 Kalaupapa - leper colony
Kalaupapa - St. Francis Church
52 Kalaupapa - St. Francis Church
Kalaupapa - St. Francis Church
53 Kalaupapa - St. Francis Church
Kalaupapa - St. Francis Church gardens
54 Kalaupapa - St. Francis Church gardens
The rock outcroppings are the trail we took down the side of the cliffs
55 The rock outcroppings are the trail we took down the side of the cliffs
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Kalaupapa - burial place of a nun who dedicated her life to helping those with leprosy
57 Kalaupapa - burial place of a nun who dedicated her life to helping those with leprosy
Kalaupapa - burial place of a nun who dedicated her life to helping those with leprosy
58 Kalaupapa - burial place of a nun who dedicated her life to helping those with leprosy
Kalaupapa - burial place of a nun who dedicated her life to helping those with leprosy
59 Kalaupapa - burial place of a nun who dedicated her life to helping those with leprosy
Kalaupapa - old hospital
60 Kalaupapa - old hospital
Kalaupapa
61 Kalaupapa
Kalaupapa
62 Kalaupapa
Kalaupapa - countryside
63 Kalaupapa - countryside
Kalaupapa - countryside
64 Kalaupapa - countryside
Kalaupapa - countryside
65 Kalaupapa - countryside
Kalaupapa - countryside
66 Kalaupapa - countryside
Kalaupapa - countryside
67 Kalaupapa - countryside
Kalaupapa - burial place of Father Damien - who dedicated his life to helping those with leprosy. Damien had such little fear of leprosy that he would smoke from the same pipe and eat from the same bowl as the patients. Though his remains were moved to Belgium in 1936, his original grave (and one hand)  is located here
68 Kalaupapa - burial place of Father Damien - who dedicated his life to helping those with leprosy.
Damien had such little fear of leprosy that he would smoke from the same pipe and eat from the same bowl as the patients. Though his remains were moved to Belgium in 1936, his original grave (and one hand) is located here
This site - about a mile away from the current town of Kalaupapa, was the FIRST site of the leper colony - it moved to the current location many years later.
69 This site - about a mile away from the current town of Kalaupapa, was the FIRST site of the leper colony - it moved to the current location many years later.
Kalaupapa - burial place of Father Damien - who dedicated his life to helping those with leprosy.
70 Kalaupapa - burial place of Father Damien - who dedicated his life to helping those with leprosy.
This site - about a mile away from the current town of Kalaupapa, was the FIRST site of the leper colony - it moved to the current location many years later.
71 This site - about a mile away from the current town of Kalaupapa, was the FIRST site of the leper colony - it moved to the current location many years later.
This site - about a mile away from the current town of Kalaupapa, was the FIRST site of the leper colony - it moved to the current location many years later.
72 This site - about a mile away from the current town of Kalaupapa, was the FIRST site of the leper colony - it moved to the current location many years later.
The original church - St. Philomena Church
73 The original church - St. Philomena Church
The original church - St. Philomena Church
74 The original church - St. Philomena Church
Original leper colony location.
75 Original leper colony location.
The original church - St. Philomena Church
76 The original church - St. Philomena Church
The original church - St. Philomena Church
77 The original church - St. Philomena Church
Leprosy effects the mucous membranes causing the need to spit. These holes are in the floor of the church, so those that needed to spit, could do so without having to leave the service.
78 Leprosy effects the mucous membranes causing the need to spit. These holes are in the floor of the church, so those that needed to spit, could do so without having to leave the service.
Original leper colony location.
79 Original leper colony location.
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Ships could not reach shore due to the rough current. People with the disease had to jump ship and swim to shore. Many drowned and did not make it.
82 Ships could not reach shore due to the rough current. People with the disease had to jump ship and swim to shore. Many drowned and did not make it.
Ships could not reach shore due to the rough current. People with the disease had to jump ship and swim to shore. Many drowned and did not make it.
83 Ships could not reach shore due to the rough current. People with the disease had to jump ship and swim to shore. Many drowned and did not make it.
Original leper colony location.
84 Original leper colony location.
Original leper colony location.
85 Original leper colony location.
Original leper colony location.
86 Original leper colony location.
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Original leper colony location.
89 Original leper colony location.
Heading back UP the trail
90 Heading back UP the trail
Heading back UP the trail
91 Heading back UP the trail
Heading back UP the trail
92 Heading back UP the trail
Heading back UP the trail
93 Heading back UP the trail
Heading back UP the trail
94 Heading back UP the trail
Heading back UP the trail
95 Heading back UP the trail
Heading back UP the trail
96 Heading back UP the trail
Heading back UP the trail
97 Heading back UP the trail
Heading back UP the trail
98 Heading back UP the trail
Heading back UP the trail
99 Heading back UP the trail
Heading back UP the trail
100 Heading back UP the trail
Heading back UP the trail
101 Heading back UP the trail
Right on the edge! We were told that mules do not have suicidal tendencies - thank goodness.
102 Right on the edge!
We were told that mules do not have suicidal tendencies - thank goodness.
One of the islands best dining spots - no kidding.
103 One of the islands best dining spots - no kidding.
Purdy's macadamia nut farm
104 Purdy's macadamia nut farm
Macadamia trees
105 Macadamia trees
Macadamia blossoms
106 Macadamia blossoms
Ripe macadamia nuts
107 Ripe macadamia nuts
Cracking a fresh macadamia nut
108 Cracking a fresh macadamia nut
Cracking a fresh macadamia nut
109 Cracking a fresh macadamia nut
Anthurium on the nut farm
110 Anthurium on the nut farm
Kauleonanahoa state park
111 Kauleonanahoa state park
Phallic stones are found all over Hawaii, but this is the finest example. Legend says that if a woman goes to Kauleonanahoa with offerings and spends the night there, she will return home pregnant.
112 Phallic stones are found all over Hawaii, but this is the finest example. Legend says that if a woman goes to Kauleonanahoa with offerings and spends the night there, she will return home pregnant.
Downtown of the biggest city on the island - Kaunakaka
113 Downtown of the biggest city on the island - Kaunakaka
Paddler's Inn - good food and entertainment
114 Paddler's Inn - good food and entertainment
Drive to Halawa - east coast
115 Drive to Halawa - east coast
Kawili Beach - at Halawa Bay - we drove here to hike up this valley to the waterfalls
116 Kawili Beach - at Halawa Bay - we drove here to hike up this valley to the waterfalls
Halawa valley
117 Halawa valley
Halawa valley - we hiked to the falls shown here at the back of the valley
118 Halawa valley - we hiked to the falls shown here at the back of the valley
Hipuapua Falls
119 Hipuapua Falls
Green church at the start of the hike into the Halawa valley
120 Green church at the start of the hike into the Halawa valley
Green church at the start of the hike into the Halawa valley
121 Green church at the start of the hike into the Halawa valley
Hiking to the falls through the Halawa valley
122 Hiking to the falls through the Halawa valley
Hiking to the falls through the Halawa valley - taro fields
123 Hiking to the falls through the Halawa valley - taro fields
Hiking to the falls through the Halawa valley - taro fields
124 Hiking to the falls through the Halawa valley - taro fields
Hiking to the falls through the Halawa valley - taro faro fields
125 Hiking to the falls through the Halawa valley - taro faro fields
Hiking to the falls through the Halawa valley
126 Hiking to the falls through the Halawa valley
Mangoes
127 Mangoes
First glimpse of Moa'ula Falls
128 First glimpse of Moa'ula Falls
First glimpse of Moa'ula Falls (on the left)
129 First glimpse of Moa'ula Falls (on the left)
Moa'ula Falls
130 Moa'ula Falls
Bottom of Moa'ula Falls
131 Bottom of Moa'ula Falls
Top and bottom of Moa'ula Falls
132 Top and bottom of Moa'ula Falls
Top and bottom of Moa'ula Falls
133 Top and bottom of Moa'ula Falls
Moa'ula Falls
134 Moa'ula Falls
Top of Moa'ula Falls
135 Top of Moa'ula Falls
Moa'ula Falls
136 Moa'ula Falls
Moa'ula Falls
137 Moa'ula Falls
Moa'ula Falls - David swims to the falls
138 Moa'ula Falls - David swims to the falls
As close as I could get - too much pressure
139 As close as I could get - too much pressure
Moa'ula Falls
140 Moa'ula Falls
Moa'ula Falls
141 Moa'ula Falls
Moa'ula Falls
142 Moa'ula Falls
Moa'ula Falls
143 Moa'ula Falls
Moa'ula Falls
144 Moa'ula Falls
Flower farm in the Halawa valley
145 Flower farm in the Halawa valley
Soursop fruit at the farm
146 Soursop fruit at the farm
Flower farm in the Halawa valley
147 Flower farm in the Halawa valley
Flower farm in the Halawa valley
148 Flower farm in the Halawa valley
Flower farm in the Halawa valley
149 Flower farm in the Halawa valley
Flower farm in the Halawa valley
150 Flower farm in the Halawa valley
Flower farm in the Halawa valley
151 Flower farm in the Halawa valley
Flower farm in the Halawa valley
152 Flower farm in the Halawa valley
Flower farm in the Halawa valley
153 Flower farm in the Halawa valley
Flower farm in the Halawa valley
154 Flower farm in the Halawa valley
Flower farm in the Halawa valley
155 Flower farm in the Halawa valley
Flower farm in the Halawa valley
156 Flower farm in the Halawa valley
Flower farm in the Halawa valley
157 Flower farm in the Halawa valley
Flower farm in the Halawa valley
158 Flower farm in the Halawa valley
Flower farm in the Halawa valley
159 Flower farm in the Halawa valley
Flower farm in the Halawa valley
160 Flower farm in the Halawa valley
Fresh, home made smoothies at the farm
161 Fresh, home made smoothies at the farm
Flower farm in the Halawa valley
162 Flower farm in the Halawa valley
View of Maui from Molokai
163 View of Maui from Molokai
Northeast coast
164 Northeast coast
Northeast coast
165 Northeast coast
Turkey's outside our condo
166 Turkey's outside our condo
Daily visitor at our condo
167 Daily visitor at our condo
Daily visitor at our condo
168 Daily visitor at our condo
Daily visitor at our condo
169 Daily visitor at our condo
Daily visitor at our condo
170 Daily visitor at our condo
Daily visitor at our condo
171 Daily visitor at our condo
Sunset view from the deck at our condo
172 Sunset view from the deck at our condo
Sunset view from the deck at our condo
173 Sunset view from the deck at our condo
View of Papohaku Beach from the deck at our condo
174 View of Papohaku Beach from the deck at our condo
View of Papohaku Beach from the deck at our condo
175 View of Papohaku Beach from the deck at our condo
View from the deck at our condo
176 View from the deck at our condo
View of Papohaku Beach from the deck at our condo
177 View of Papohaku Beach from the deck at our condo
Sunset while dining at Hula Shores
178 Sunset while dining at Hula Shores
Sunset while dining at Hula Shores
179 Sunset while dining at Hula Shores
Sunset while dining at Hula Shores
180 Sunset while dining at Hula Shores
Music at Hula Shores
181 Music at Hula Shores
Flying in to Honolulu
182 Flying in to Honolulu
Flying in to Honolulu - old volcano crater
183 Flying in to Honolulu - old volcano crater
Our condo - entrance www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322201
184 Our condo - entrance
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Our condo - entrance www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322201
185 Our condo - entrance
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Our condo - master bedroom
186 Our condo - master bedroom
Our condo - master bedroom
187 Our condo - master bedroom
Our condo - master bedroom and bath
188 Our condo - master bedroom and bath
Our condo - main living area
189 Our condo - main living area
Our condo - main living area
190 Our condo - main living area
Our condo - main living area
191 Our condo - main living area
Our condo - kitchen
192 Our condo - kitchen
Our condo - kitchen
193 Our condo - kitchen
Our condo - kitchen
194 Our condo - kitchen
Our condo - wine chiller
195 Our condo - wine chiller
Our condo - lanai
196 Our condo - lanai
Our condo - lanai
197 Our condo - lanai
Our condo - second bedroom
198 Our condo - second bedroom
Our condo - view from the lanai
199 Our condo - view from the lanai
Our condo - view from the lanai
200 Our condo - view from the lanai
Our condo - pool and hot tub
201 Our condo - pool and hot tub