`Alau Island, Hana, Maui

Sunrise at `Alau Island, Hana, Maui

Early Morning in Hana at Alau Island a seabird sanctuary.
The calm water in the foreground is created by the outer rock wall of what is thought to be the very first Hawaiian fishpond. It is said to have been built by Ku`ula, a god that came to reside in Hana in mortal form. He passed his knowledge and special fishing implements to his son Aiai, who went on to establish all the major fishponds and fishing stations throughout Hawai`i