: hawaiian scenes, 1916
Gerould : Hawaiian Scenes , 1916.
Sons, New York, 1923.
The race is not weak or degenerate: it is,
physically, magnificent in strength and beautiful of feature.
But the Kanaka is amphibious-fishing, surfriding, swimming, he
is, all his life, naturally in and out of the water. It is one
thing to cover yourself with palm-oil and let
the Pacific spray run off you in shining drops while you rest
on the sands; it is quite another to keep your wet clothes on
as you go about your business on the shore-but it is to ask
too much of Polynesian intelligence to request it to see the
Honolulu, I suspect, lies wholly Waikiki of the town — that
the topographical idiom.
(You are never
told to go north or south, east or west: you go "mauka" —
towards the mountains,
or go "makai" — towards the
sea; a shop
on King Street "Waikiki" or "Ewa" of Fort or Nuuanu.)
some seven miles, end to end, along the sea-front, running
back, up enchanted
valleys, to the mountains: the Pali, or Tantalus. "Ewa" of
Pearl Harbor and Ewa plantation; "Waikiki" of it is — Waikiki.
Here are the
seaside hotels and restaurants, the Outrigger Club, Kapiolani
beach-houses of rich Honolulans, and
Here are the
bathing, the surf-riding, the general tourist activity — as
well as the
amusements of Honolulans themselves.
Moana Hotel is Ainahau, among whose giant trees and flowers
sat with the little Kaiulani, heiress-apparent to the now
during Liliuokalani's reign, and her father, Mr. Cleghorn, has
these many years.
social life, variety must somehow be achieved.
space happy Honolulans manage it by having several houses.
here, you go to the mountains or the sea for recuperation and
only in Hawaii you do not have to go so far.
Half an hour
take you to your bungalow beneath Diamond Head; there at
Kahala you can
spend your Sunday, bathing in the multi-colored ocean.
bother you at Kahala, you can motor to the top of Tantalus,
where, at two
thou- sand feet, you are safe from them.
Or you may
your beach-house on the windward side of the Island, between
For a severer
change, you can have a ranch on Kauai or Maui.
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your Sunday, bathing in the multi-colored ocean.
by R. W. Perkins.
or ski; but you can go riding or bathing or surf-boating or
any time you feel like it; and on
tell me, you can put on a bathing-suit at the end of the day
down the dizzy cane-flumes.
Except in a
storm you are seldom housed.
Or you can
out by the Kamehameha Schools to the Bishop Museum —
in the beautiful Hawaiian koa wood, dusky-gold and wildly
of feather-cloaks and Polynesian antiquities of every sort.
the donor, was the daughter of Paki, and his giant
surf-boards are nailed
up in the entrance porch.
Geoff Cater (2013-2016) :
Fullerton Gerould : Hawaiian Scenes, 1916.