5000-Mile Road Trip 2009


The Great Basin (Basin&Range)

Canyon Country

Kauai, HI 2003&2004

Big Island 2001 &

R & R in Mexico

Awesome Autumn in Arizona

 More Fall Foliage!

Another Autumn 
in Zion NP

Spring in the Arizona Desert

More Desert Spring!

Sunrise, Sunset

Winter Wonderland 

Waters & Summers

More Waterfalls!

Peaks & Canyons

Favorite Links


Ellen Homontowski
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Place of Refuge

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau

Sanctuary for those who have broken kapu (the law).

*Click photos to enlarge*

~ 2001 ~

halau.jpg (104901 bytes) Halau: ti leave hung and used to drive fish into the shallows (hukilau method) Ki'i (wooden images) watching over Hale o Keawe (temple and mausoleum)  haleokeawe.jpg (78438 bytes)
heleipalala.jpg (124152 bytes) Heleipalala (springwater and saltwater--held food fish to be eaten) Noni fruit on the Indian Mulberry tree  noni.jpg (114550 bytes)
heleipalala2.jpg (103838 bytes) Heleipalala (springwater and saltwater--held food fish to be eaten) Ki'i and tree molds treemold.jpg (121086 bytes)
puuhonua.jpg (116704 bytes) Pu'uhonua shore Pu'uhonua point puuhonuapt.jpg (66003 bytes)

~ 2009 ~

You will see similar images as in 2001 above, but it was fun capturing them again with a new & improved camera :)

Noni fruit (left); tree impression in the lava rock (right)

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