Saturday, November 28, 2009
Our November 20 photo was taken in Makaha Valley on the west side of Oahu. The Kaneaki Heaiu is a centuries-old homage to Lono, the god of peace and fertility. It was converted to a war temple in the late 1700s when Kamehameha and his men sojourned there prior to launching an unsuccessful invastion of Kauai.
Your approach to the heiau should be respectful and no entry is allowed onto the main platforms. To reach the heiau drive to Mauna Olu Estates in Makaha and drive past the gatehouse. Located on private property, it is open to visitors Tuesday through Sunday from 10 to 2. No admission is charged. For activities and points of interest on the West Side, consult your Oahu Trailblazer .