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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