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Videos: Kauai


Videos of Kauai


Welcome to our collection of videos of Kauai. Early one morning in January 1778, a lookout in the crow’s nest called out “Land ho!”, as the island of Oahu came into view and marked Hawaii’s first contact with the outside world. Then, Kauai materialized off the port bow, and revealed its welcoming countenance of green peaks and waterfalls. The two ships of Captain Cook’s expedition (in search of the fabled Northwest Passage) anchored offshore as Hawaiians gazed with outsized eyes upon these floating islands with wings, as they believed the two ships to be. When they clambered on board, they ran their hands over a substance as dark, as cold, as hard as a sorcerer’s heart. This was iron, which would prove to be the end of the fragmented old order. Upon the ships’ return to Hawaii at Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island in the fall, Kamehameha would resolve to have the cannons and firearms that would enable him to unify the islands.


Kauai

Ukuli’i ka pua, onaona i ka mau’u. – Tiny is the flower, yet it scents the grasses around it. (Small things can still affect that which is around them.)


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