The Sunday Traveler ~ Kilauea Lighthouse

Kilauea Lighthouse, on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. The photography tour taken during my visit included this as one of our stops. The Sunday Traveler was able to get some shots not possible on visits in the past; coming back several years later provided new perspectives, and a gorgeous sunny day.

The lighthouse is within the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, and is filled with a multitude of seabirds, some seen here perched atop trees looking like Christmas decorations, or clumps of snow that fell on the trees. The birds draft effortlessly on the winds, and are a wonderful thing to watch over the incredibly blue water of the Pacific. And, yes, the water is this incredible blue.

I had never stopped to think about how the materials for constructing the lighthouse got here, but reading this morning, find out that when construction was considered, there were no roads to traverse for getting supplies here, so everything was brought in by boat that anchored off the point and ferried to a landing built into the cliff and hoisted up onto the point. There’s a thought that boggles the mind. Construction began in 1912.

The island of Kauai is a little piece of paradise that should not be missed if you travel to Hawaii.

 

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About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. I am a retired nurse case manager. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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16 Responses to The Sunday Traveler ~ Kilauea Lighthouse

  1. That thought sure does boggle the mind! And that sea is so blue 🙂

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  2. All so very memorable, how could you not fall in love with Hawaii.
    Lovely photos Angeline

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  3. What a monumental task to build that incredible looking lighthouse. Gorgeous photos, Angeline.
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  4. Amy says:

    Stunningly beautiful, Angeline! These are great captures, #4 is my favorite.

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  5. Sartenada says:

    Lovely photos.

    Happy new week.

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  6. Love the lighthouse.

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