Friday, February 6, 2015

Still on The Road to Hana - Wailua Falls

Hi Dear Folk,

Are you still with me on the road to Hana, remember we came in the wrong way from the south side.  Now we are into the tropical lush rain forest area around Wailua Falls.  The sky has become more overcast and it has rained a little.  We pull in the lay by and walk over to view the falls.


There are several people selling local wares, this is the craft that caught our eye, the weaving of banana leaves.  I think I would love to show my wares, on old moss and fern covered rocks, it seems just the right backdrop.

Barb and I both bought a bowl, packing it to bring it home in our tiny suitcase was quite a problem and I think mine got a little lopsided.  If I'd have noticed straight away I could probably have reformed it, but by the time I realized it was too dried out.  They turn from green to a dried earthy grass tone.  I have some of my needlework supplies in mine.

This is a gesture you see all the time on the islands.
Hawaiian hand gesture. It has many meanings. Originally it means to "hang loose", or to chill and be laid back. It can be used as a positive reinforcement. If somebody did something good, cool, or righteous; You can give them a shaka as a sign of approval or praise. It can also be used as a welcome/goodbye sign. Most people would give the shaka as a sign of wassup or hello, use it as a way of saying goodbye, and even use it as a thank you.
We are almost half way through our drive on the Hana road.


1 comment:

  1. That's so beautiful and I love the "gift shop"


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