Makapuu Lighthouse, Great Views and Whales Too

The Makapuu Lighthouse

Good Day, God!

I’ve seen the Makapu’u Lighthouse for years, but only as a small white shape on the slope of Makapuu Point on the island of Oahu. It was planned back in the 1880’s — when Hawaii was still a kingdom. It wasn’t built until 1909 and still has the largest lighthouse lens in service.

This morning Kit and I went with his Metro Rotary Club — which has a retired Coast Guard admiral as a member — and with his “good offices” we were able to tour the inside of the lighthouse.

That would have been exciting enough for one day, God. But this lighthouse sits right at the southeast tip of Oahu. The views of Rabbit Island and Waimanalo were fantastic — and then we saw whales leaping and splashing. Who could ask for anything more?

Looking toward Waimanalo

But, we did have more, God. We had friends to walk and talk with as we climbed up and down the path.

Now it’s time for bed. I’m still falling asleep in my Centering Prayer time — but I am beginning to feel like myself again.

Thank You, God, that I have committed myself to a whole week at home — this Tuesday through Monday. Otherwise, I would be out there doing.

I like doing. I like it a lot! But, I am so thankful for this week of resting, going slow, reading and maybe thinking, too.  Meanwhile, here is just one more photo of the actual light! Then, thanks for a Great Day and Good Night!

looking at the light from INSIDE the lighthouse

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