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More Sights from Maui, the “Valley Isle”

February 17th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Following are mostly landscape shots I took today. Even though I came across great materials of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, I have decided to wait until I am able to do additional research before writing a post on him. So, for now, enjoy this set, from Maui, the “Valley Isle.”

Woman about to take a plunge at Hoopika beach

A woman about to take a plunge at Hoopika beach

Surfer riding a wave at Hoopika.  The northern side of Maui is windy and has big waves.

A surfer riding a wave a Hoopika. The northern side of Maui is windy and has big waves.

Surfers at Hoopika.  Some even wind-surf and boogie board.

Surfers at Hoopika. Some even wind-surf and boogie board.

Hawaiian Sea Turtle swims to shore to rest for the night and to avoid sharks as high tide rolls in.

Hawaiian Sea Turtle swims to shore to rest for the night and to avoid sharks as high tide rolls in.

Silhouette of me at Hoopika beach taken right before the next big wave crashes in.

Silhouette of me at Hoopika beach taken right before the next big wave crashes in.

Sunset at Kalama beach park in Kihei.

Sunset at Kalama beach park in Kihei.

Giant taro leaves at Iao Valley, site where Kamehameha 1 had a bloody fight in his conquest to rule all of Hawaii.

Giant taro leaves at Iao Valley, site where Kamehameha 1 had a bloody fight in his conquest to rule all of Hawaii.

Sugar cane at Iao Valley.  The sugar cane plantation brought many Chinese, Japanese, Filippinoes and other laborers to Hawaii.

Sugar cane at Iao Valley. The sugar cane plantation brought many Chinese, Japanese, Filippinoes and other laborers to Hawaii.

A river at Iao Valley.  Flash flood can occur when excessive rains come pouring.

A river at Iao Valley. Flash flood can occur when excessive rains come pouring.

Sunset at Black Rock beach in Kaanapali.

Sunset at Black Rock beach in Kaanapali.

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  1. William
    February 18th, 2013 at 01:03 | #1

    That Sun Yat-sen memorial park in the middle of nowhere is just weird. Gets no visitors, but I assume you found it.

  2. February 18th, 2013 at 01:43 | #2

    @William
    At Iao Valley, in the China pavilion, much of it was dedicated to Sun Yat-sen and his revolution. From there, I learned that it was his older brother, Sun Mei (孫眉), who sponsored Sun Yat-sen to come to Hawaii to study. Sun Mei had owned about 29 acre of land on Maui, and I presume is where that memorial park today.

    Eventually, Sun Mei sold all of his land to help underwrite Sun Yat-sen’s revolution.

    Anyways, I think when more Chinese tourists come to Hawaii, sooner or later, (I hope) that memorial park will get resuscitated.

  3. William
    February 18th, 2013 at 23:33 | #3

    There is now a direct flight from China to Hawaii (China Eastern, Shanghai Pudong to Honolulu) so there will probably be a few more Chinese visitors coming.

    The Sun Yat-sen park I was talking about – quite possibly you’re right and it’s where Sun Mei’s land was. Here is where it is: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=maui+sun+yat-sen+memorial+park&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF-8&ei=jCojUcXgLurV0QWAx4DgBA&ved=0CAsQ_AUoAg

  4. William
    February 19th, 2013 at 03:21 | #4

    Oops, I can’t get a workable link out of Google Maps. Just type in “Sun Yat Sen Park, Kula, HI 96790” and you’ll get it.

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