- Posted September 25, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Travel photo of the day
In my beginning...my end
This was the first ireport I posted on CNN and was accepted as travel photo of the day. That was 2009.
It was of the 10,000 year old Polynesian navigational markers on the north shore of Kona, Hawaii. It is one of the most respected and classified archaeological sites in all Hawaii. Hundreds of these stones are banned from public access. Ancient Hawaiians used them to navigate with pinpoint precision to Vanuatu, Tahiti, Samoa, the Marquesas and such Islands as Fiji. And that's with 1000 meter navigational accuracy. The Hawaiians or Plynesians just line up the stars at night with a plan from a master navigator, wait for the right currents and star markers and they lit out with hogs, pineapple, coconuts and water. All they needed to travel to the southern hemisphere.
They made it. This was my first CNN post and my last.
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Friends from 53 places you have been wonderful and have inspired me. As times allow I will put up the odd post.. I will be in deep Tibet and all sorts of other quagmires. Stay posted. Things will be harry for a few months.