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January 2013 Blog Posts (3)

Polynesian Navigation

I have been on some large modern ships that have many sophisticated instruments to keep them on course. This is very different from the non-instrument navigators I relied on in the little islands of the South Pacific. These helmsmen learned to be finely attuned to nature. Even the color of ocean and the shapes of clouds have meaning to seafarers who have observed them for many years.

I admired how the navigators of…


Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on January 31, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments

Polynesian Cultural Center on the North Shore, Hawaii

I live next door to one of the most popular destinations in Hawaii. It had very humble beginnings and is now considered the favorite attraction on Oahu. The Polynesian Cultural Center gives an in depth experience with seven Polynesian Countries. These include Samoa, Tonga, Fiji,…


Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on January 30, 2013 at 12:34pm — 3 Comments

The Cost of Living in Paradise

There is so much to do and see in Hawaii. Hiking, swimming, golfing, cruising and gardening are just a few things that can be done almost year round. Family and friends visit as often as they can to escape icy winters in the mainland. There are mainly two seasons in Hawaii, the dry season and the wet season.

Beautiful scenery, temperate weather, and beaches abound! Temperatures rarely go below 70 degrees Farenheit. Living in Paradise…


Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on January 27, 2013 at 8:08pm — No Comments

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