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  • Pixel Postcard: My What Big Waves

    curling ocean waveThis week in Hawaii, we are expecting monster surf the likes of which we haven’t seen for over a decade. Everyone’s throwing around the number 50. As in fifty-foot high waves. And people, no doubt, will be riding them. But not competitors in "The Eddie.”

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  • It's Kamehameha Day. That's Right.

    The great King Kamehameha statue in front of Aliiolani Hale in HonoluluKamehameha was no legend--he was a living, breathing man, who was born in 1758 and died in 1819. But he was legendary--with stories of standing seven feet tall and lifting a 5,000-pound rock (on display outside the Hilo Public Library) to fulfill a prophesy that said whoever lifted it would go on to conquer the Hawaiian Islands. Kamehameha did, establishing the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1810. Read More
  • Glenn Poulain's "Honu Ascent"

    Glenn Poulain is giving away a stunning 20x30" underwater image called, "Honu Ascent." Join us tomorrow, January 22, 2013 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. HST on our OutriggerHawaii Facebook page, and one day soon this canvas print framed in Koa veneer might be hanging in your home.

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  • Free Desktop Wallpaper

    mokolii at dawn

    This lovely image by my co-worker Nancy Daniels was taken on Oahu. Can you identify the location? What I like about this image is the absolute stillness it evokes--of the tempestuous Pacific Ocean, no less. For the third year now, Outrigger is making available images like these to keep Hawaii close to your heart--and hand and eyes. These images are available to download and use as your computer's wallpaper.

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  • Discovering Breadfruit on Big Island

    breadfruit roasting on grillOne not-so-rare discovery that I made yesterday along Kauai's Mahaulepu coastline was breadfruit. This discovery came after a weekend on Big Island enjoying the Breadfruit Festival, where I discovered 1) numerous tasty ways to eat breadfruit; and 2) an ancient agro-forest once ran a full 1/2 mile wide by 18 miles long growing--seat belts low and tight, people--breadfruit.

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  • Author Darien Gee on Writing in Hawaii

    author photo of darien gee“Lore from the past always becomes the seed of imagination and source of invention for the present,” says Dr. M. Puakea Nogelmeier in Don’t Look Back: Hawaiian Myths Made New. And Darien Gee has done just that in her short story, “Pele in Therapy.”

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  • Friday Photo: Humuula Sheep Station

    This is a window at the Humuula Sheep Station on the slopes of Mauna Kea. As you might guess from the broken glass and weathered wood, the sheep station is no longer in use. Read More
  • Birth, Life, Death, & Rebirth in Hawaii Island's National Parks

    tiki statues at puuhonua o honaunau national historic park on hawaii islandSitting on Hawaiian Airlines bound for Kailua-Kona, I got stuck in a middle seat between a man wearing a suit and reading legal briefs and another man, sleeping, who looked like he just left the beach, wearing Locals slippahs on feet pasted with sand. Sometimes, I feel self-conscious traveling alone throughout Hawaii. Not this day. Not with these guys. They didn’t bat at an eye at me, traveling alone. The theme of this trip for me was national parks. There are five national parks on Hawaii Island. Five. One island the size of Delaware. Five national parks. I had no idea. Did you? Read More
  • Historic Hawaii Island

    yellow tang at kahaluu on hawaii islandI am finishing up breakfast in the Kamaaina Terrace at Keauhou Beach Resort, sitting across from a chair recently vacated by a young man from Washington. He just headed out to Volcanoes National Park for the day. We talked about the lava show going on up there, the hiking trials, the visitor center’s many displays and educational opportunities. Well, I did. He was quiet. Read More
  • The New Hawaii Island is Big

    kilauea volcano lava flows into sea on big islandNext week, I head to Big Island. Or “Hawaii Island,” as we are now asked to refer to the newest island, the one on the southeastern end of the Hawaiian Island chain, the one the farthest away from me, the one formerly referred to as “Big Island,” because of its size. Read More
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