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These robust trees were anywhere from 20 to 30 feet tall and some had large, unripe coconuts adorning the tops.
This grove of coconut trees is located on Honaunau Bay in the Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park on the Big Island of Hawai'i. The trees are growing in mixed white sand and black lava rock.
One reason that the Hawaiians regard the site as sacred is because it is where those who broke kapu (the law) and made it to the shoreline were offered indemnity.
Spotted on Dec 9, 2018
Submitted on Mar 8, 2020