I grew up in Hawaii and did not visit Molokai until many years later. It is, as they say, the most Hawaiian of the Islands. It is the least visited, always has been and I hope for the sake of the people there that it remains that way.
Fondest memory: .......
The song that you're listening to is LEI ALOHA and has special meaning to those of us who participated as a choir of 200 voices singing this song as one of several. I'll be going back to Hawai'i for my 50'th High School Reunion in 2003 when former students from all over the world will once again converge on the fields of Punahou School for their annual Alumni Luau.
But I digress into nostalgia, this is supposed to be all about KAUNAKAKAI and the Island on which it is found.
Get to know some of the local people. Take the time to unwind, relax, and find out how people live at a slower pace.
Fondest memory: When I visited Kaunakakai, we went fishing just offshore in a small fishing boat. There were four of us, plus the 'captain', who kept trolling the boat back and forth over the rocks. Our friends in other boats came back after the 3 hour 'tournament', and had caught anywhere from 4 to 12 fish in each boat. We caught 31 fish. Such fun! It makes a difference if your 'captain' knows where the fish are, and tells you how to catch them (jerk the line, and use small plastic lures).
We also went out into the shallow waters during low tide and picked 'ogo', a type of edible seaweed. The residents showed us which type of seaweed to look for, how to pick it (pinch it off so you don't take the root system), how to clean it, and how to prepare it. Great eating!