Friday, July 10, 2009
Kapuna Spring & Haiku Stream
Mahalo to Mahi La Pierre for showing us around lands mauka in Haiku on Monday, June 22. Pictures above from bottom to top are Haiku stream and Kapuna Spring. Kapuna spring is a spring where Kane and Kanaloa are said to have obtained their drinking water (Sites of Oahu - Sterling & Summers - pp 201).
Crystal clear fresh water still gushes from the ground near the spring in which you can reach down with cupped hands and still drink the water right from the ground. Air bubbles are visible in Kapuna spring in the top picture. No doubt, there were many springs like this in the Maunalua area in days gone by which have since been covered up by development.