Thursday, May 14, 2020

Skywatch at Kalaupapa Peninsula



King Kamehameha V banished all those afflicted with Hansen's disease (Leprosy) to this isolated Kalaupapa peninsula in Molokai. This is where Father Damien came, served and lived in the settlement until he also contracted and succumbed to the disease.
 
This is my entry for Skywatch Friday.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo. I've always wanted to visit Molokai. May be someday!

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    1. I love Molokai. It's so quiet there and not a lot of traffic. It's a good place to relax and unwind. I hope you'll visit in the future.

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  2. What a fantastic view dear Kayni! Thank you so much also for sharing the story behind it, it's a sad one but needs to be known and remembered.

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  3. Sigh. I miss being there. Maui felt like home to me. I am sure Molokai would touch my heart and soul the same way. Be safe.

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  4. What a lovely coastline, I'd like to walk on that sand.

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  5. Wonderful photo! Have you read Alan Brennert's? Molokai? WONDERFUL!

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