Photo Gallery


A portion of the remains of historic Kalawao leprosy settlement (1866-1900) with the spectacular north shore cliffs in the background.

 

 

The rough eastern coast of Kalaupapa Peninsula.

 

The sheltered west coast of Kalaupapa Peninsula.

 

Modern Kalaupapa settlement (1900- present).

 

“The Barge” – since there are no roads connecting the peninsula to the rest of the island once a year a container ship arrives at Kalaupapa settlement to deliver new vehicles, gasoline, and any other items too large to fit in weekly small plane freight flights.

 

 

A local Kalaupapa landmark with excellent advice.

 

 

 Here I am following this advice after landing this prize catch.

 

For a detailed description of modern life in Kalaupapa or more information about Hansen’s disease see the links section.

 

 

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