HŪ! KEU A KA WELA! E HELE KĀKOU I WAIKOMO!





Kamāhie Baricuatro



I Hawaiʻi nei, nui nā mea leʻaleʻa ā kākou e hana ai i nā lā wela loa. Hele paha kākou i ka ʻauʻau wai a me ka ʻaukai, a i ʻole, kiʻi paha kākou i kekahi mea ʻono huʻihuʻi. No Lahaina mai au, a ʻaʻole nui nā kahawai i ia wahi no ka mea i ka wā mahi kō ua ʻoki ʻia nā kahawai no ka hānai kō. No laila, inā makemake au e ʻauʻau i ka wai, e kalaiwa aku au a hiki i Wailuku no ke komo ʻana i ke kahawai ʻo Kepaniwai ā ʻo ʻĪao. ‘Olu‘olu ka wai hu‘ihu‘i i ka la wela loa. I ka manawa oʻu i ʻauʻau ʻole ai, e kiʻi ana au i ka haukōhi! Nui nā hale kūʻai e kūʻai aku i ka haukōhi, akā i kēia mau lā e hele ana au i Waikomo!


ʻO Waikomo ka inoa o ʻelua mau mea, ʻo ia hoʻi kekahi kahawai i Kauaʻi, a mekekahi kalaka kūʻai haukōhi ma Maui. He aha ka pilina o ia mau mea? Eia, ʻo Jonathan ke kāne nāna i wehe i ke kalaka haukōhi ʻo Waikomo. No Kauaʻi mai ʻo ia, a ʻo Waikomo kahi i hānai ʻia ai ʻo ia ma kona wā kamaliʻi. Nani ka pilina o ka inoa ʻo Waikomo i ka manaʻo o ke komo ʻana i ka wai, ʻoiai he mea ia a kākou e hana ai i nā lā wela loa. Nolaila, maikaʻi ka hāʻawi ʻana i kēia inoa i ke kalaka haukōhi.


Ua wehe ʻia ʻekolu mau kalaka haukōhi e Jonathan. ʻO LocoCoco ke kalaka mua āna i wehe mua ai i Kauaʻi, aia ka lua o ke kalaka ma Las Vegas, akā ua kūʻai ʻia aku kēia kalaka i kekahi mau kānaka ʻē aʻe na lākou e mālama. A ʻo Waikomo ke kolu o ke kalaka, aiama Maui. Akamai loa ua kanaka nei i ka wehe ʻana i nā kalaka kūʻai haukōhi i nā wahi wela loa. ʻOi aku nō ke emi o kēia ʻano o kahi kūʻai mea ʻai ma mua o ka wehe ʻana i hale paʻa..


Aia ke kalaka haukōhi ʻo Waikomo i Honokawai, ma Maui. ʻAno ʻokoʻa ko Waikomo haukōhi, ʻokoʻa ka haukōhi maʻamau. Hana ʻo ia i ka waihua ʻoiaʻiʻo, ʻaʻole ka malakeke, a ma luna o ka puʻu haukōhi, ninini ʻo ia i ka hone, ka waiū niu, a me ka hua poke liʻiliʻi. ʻOno loa kēia ʻano o ka haukōhi! Ua koho ‘o ia e hana i ka waihua ‘oia‘i‘o i kāna haukōhi no ka mea, makemake ‘o ia e kāko‘o i ka nohona ola maika‘i o ka lāhui kanaka. I ka ‘ai ‘ana i ka haukōhi a Waikomo, ho‘ānu a ho‘onanea ʻia ke kino, ‘a‘ole kēia haukōhi he keu a ka momona.


He he‘e nalu ‘o Jonathan, no laila, i nā lā wela loa a hūia ke kai, e kalaiwa ana ‘o ia i kona kalaka haukōhi ʻo Waikomo i kahakai no ka poʻe heʻe nalu! Nui wale kona hauʻoli i ka ‘ike ʻana i nā minoʻaka o ka poʻe e ‘ai ana i kāna haukōhi! I kona hāʻawi ‘ana i ka haukōhi i kekahi kanaka, paʻi wikiō na ‘o ia i kona ho‘ā‘o ‘ana i ka haukōhi a hoʻouka ‘ia ka wikiō ma ka ʻaoʻao Kiʻiwawe ‘o Waikomo. Ma ia ʻaoʻao Kiʻiwawe, hāʻawi makana ʻo Jonathan i nā mea e hahai ana iā ia. Puni ʻo Jonathan i ka minoʻaka ʻana o kona mau hoa, a i kāna hana i Waikomo, hāʻawi nō ʻo ia i nā minoʻaka nui i ka lāhui Hawaiʻi.


Ke hoʻoulu nei ʻo Jonathan i ka hauʻoli a me ka ʻoluʻolu o kona home ʻo Waikomo i Kauaʻi i loko o kāna hana. I ka lā wela loa, hiki iā kākou ke komo i ka wai ʻoluʻolu a kiʻi i ka haukōhi mai Waikomo mai, a laila, he minoʻaka ko kākou i ke kiʻi ʻana i ka haukōhi. I Waikomo kākou e ʻolu ai!


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