Travel Photo Monday

Welcome to Travel Photo Mondays

It’s Monday morning, time to enjoy some gorgeous travel photography and inspiration from around the world. Let’s banish those Monday blues by sharing gorgeous imagery and story telling.

 

 

A view of Coconut Island from Banyan drive.

A view of Coconut Island from Banyan drive.

Coconut island

Coconut island in Hilo Bay is a little coconut frond island and park with picnic tables, grassy lawns and areas to swim and snorkel. Outside of this being a very popular picnic and hangout spot with water access, the island also has a historic past and significant purpose to its use and history.

In ancient Hawaiian times, Coconut island or Moku ola means “Healing island” in Hawaii, was a place where an ancient temple was built and dedicated to healing. The island is also considered a place or refuge or Pu’uhonoa, ordinary people that broke a kapu or law could escape to the island and then be redeemed.  Many island natives also came to this sacred sanctuary to place their newborns piko (umbilical cords) under rocks because they considered the Piko sacred, connecting the mother and child with their blood lines.

 

Another view of Coconut Island

Another view of Coconut Island

Today the island is easily access through a walking bridge and is a place to enjoy the outdoors and water activities.  Every water recreation seems to happen around the island from paddle rowing, kayaking, sailing to snorkeling is a regular occurance. Even more popular is climbing some of the old stone towers and jumping into the deeper waters.

Here are a few more pictures of coconut island and some fun activities that locals enjoying doing.

 

 

Children playing at Coconut Island

Children playing at Coconut Island

 

 

 

Jumping off the stone towers

Jumping off the stone towers

 

 

 

 

Coconut island in black and white

Coconut island in black and white

 

 

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