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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 115
The Cruise of the Hata Maru
y J. at LyJgate.
Thoroughly outfitted for an ex
ploring expedition into that land
of mystery and adventure, the Na
pali Coast, the power sampan the
Hattie Maru cast off from the Ku-kui-ula
breakwater sometime in
the small hours of Thursday morn
ing last, with instructions to await
developments at Waimea, whither
the party, who loved the sea not
overmuch, was transported by
automobile. Even heie the com
modore and the doctor demurred at
the low swell that Tolled in from
the west they would pick us up
some miles down the Coast; but
the n-st of us climbed aboard, full
of enthusiasm and wonder over
any man that preferred a dusty
road to the open sea. The more
knowing ones commented on the
tact that the sampan must be her
own tender. "How are we Roinjr
to get ashore ?" "We ought to
have a small boat!" but the captain-proprietor
demurred that it
took too much power to tow a
boat, and so would not hear of
The serious need of such a boat
became distressingly evident when
we got to the Barking Sands, where
we were to take aboard the com
modore and the doctor from a
surge-swept table rock instead of
a quiet sand beach, as the pros
pectus indicated. To slack back a
big sampsan that rose and fell on
the surge like aw ocean liner, till
she just touched the table rock,
pick up the two passengers with
out wetting their feet, and with
out wrecking the sampan, that
was a feat of seamanship that none
but a Hawaiian boatman could ac
complish. And almost we didn't
do it; once she settled and struck,
and the next thing on the pro
gram of fate was a crash, a rush of
incoming surge and the beginning
of the break up. Fortunately how
ever, a surge carried her off, and a
frantic "haul-in" of the bowline
took us out into deep water.
Theoretically the seas on that
side of the island are as smooth
as glass," but we found that there
was a' 'ground" swell from some
where that very much disturbed
the equanimity of certain mem
bers of the party,, who lay limp
and helpless on the open deck.
In vain yeu pointed to the beet
ling cliffs, in vain exclaimed over
the distant scene, in vain suggest
ed a lunch of crackers and cheese
and sardines feelingly, and with
tears, they begged to be left alone
with their misery, and, 'how
much farther was it?" With a
kindly sympathy we pioposed to
hug the shore, where it was said
to be as smooth as a mill pond.
Eut all the while it grew rougher
as we flailed into the fog end of a
trade wind swell that came round
from Haena, and still seemed to
have a good deal of snap left in it.
More and more, our prostrate
friends grew limp and helpless and
disconsolate. Saying little, and
that little not always articulate"
but significant, so far as we could
make out, of a great remorse for
coming, and a fixed desire to go
ashore, and walk home.
Relentlessly the sampan plough
ed her way into the swell, relent
lessly the rest of us ate crackers and
alligator pears, green bananas, and
tinned salmon, and guzzled soda
water, and through it all was the
flavor of gasoline and engine oil and
fish nets and bait and a broiling sun.
The thoughts that arose in those
recumbent breasts and struggled
for utterance over muttering lips
are not for niv pen to chronicle!
Bv this time we were hugging the
cliffs, and looking in vain for that
smooth streak, which needless to
say we never found. But we did
find a new, interest goats, in all
kinds of inaccessible plars, white, j
black and brown, unconscious of'
danger until the crack of a rifle'
and the thud of a bullet, near!
enough to scare them anyway, I
set them, to running 40 ways atj
once, mostly into the deeper defiles i
of the upper levels. As they were!
only just short of the moon, for,
distance, they wert very safe if
they had only known it. Milolii
was now abreast of us. Nualolo
was just ahead, Kalalau was open
ing up. Kaee point at Haena was
the bound of our horizon We
would keep on till we got to Ha
ena, anyway we would go as far as
Hanakoa and then turn; but such
a plaintive wail of dissent came
from the invalids that we consent
ed to modify our plans. But still
we kept on and by way of diver
sion pointed out the Nualolo land
ing and reef where finally we would
go ashore and the famous Nualolo
ladder, bv which 'he fishermen of
old climbed from the beach up the
stream and the taro lands above
And we listened to the old time
story of the two children of Naiwi,
who climbed up into the high over
hanging ridges, at night, in a vain
search for water and being over
taken bv day were turned into
stone and there they stand to this
day to prove this storv They were
a long way off, out as well as we
could see, thev looked the dunder
beads they must have been to climb
into those arid mountains in search
of water, especially as there was
a stream just below them,
Now, we were at Kalalau, which
opens out as a great amphitheatre
witk walls 3000 ft. high or more,
formerly populous and highly cul
tivated, but nowdeserted, with only
two or three tumble down houses
left. A scene of historical interest
because of the insurrection when
Koolau, a lone leper defied the
whole Hawaiian army and navy
and held them at Bay.
By this time our invalids were
growing desperate, and fearing
that we were going to have an in
surrection of our own on our hands
we voted to "bout ship" and seek
Nuololo is an ideal little harbor
for a small boat, safely sheltered
by a broad stretch of reef that pro
jects fsr out to windward, insur
ing smooth, quiet water o n the
beach. But for a sampan it is a
different proposition. The entrance
is beset with cauliflower bunches
of rock, rugged and craggy, just
under the surface of which an un
wieldly big boat may easily swing,
and ground and go to pieces. More
than ever we realized the need of
a small bo?t but we had to g;t
ashore. And our Hawaiian pilot
assurred us it was "Easy like II-!"
Gnd set about doing it; while the
rest of us, like chickens with our
heads off. held a sort of confused
council of war, in which every one
volunteered advice all at once, ex
cept only the invalids on deck,
who preserved a very wise, if not
dignified, silence. Meantime our
portly pilot dropped nnchor to port
and starboard, and strung lines to
reef and rock until we were in the
center of a great spider-web and
gave stentorian orders in broken
English, fortified with many a
strange sailor oath. And we drift
ed slowly in through the channel,
while all hands stood armed with
poles, and pikes, and umbrellas,
to fiend her off from the rocks,
deep down in the water below.
And every man-jack of us yelled
orders, and some swore like pirates.
And the owner's face was blanch
ed with terror as he saw his $2000
sampan going straight to destruc
tion, and would fain give the job
up, and go home, And so we too,
for that mattter, but the old pilot
cursed us all for a pack of blank
idiots and oidered us to "slack off
the bow line" and haul in, haul
i n like II o n the okole line!
And just about the time we were
sure it was all up with us, there
we were close up to the beach in
still water and all we had to doj
was to jump ashore. I
By this time even the reluctant!
sampan men were convinced of the
importance of a small boat, so they !
consented to return immediately1
to Waimea to get one. And one :
member of the party sufficiently :
impressed by what he had already !
experienced, volunteered to return!
(Continued in next issue.) I
Peddler Is Fined
A Japanese woman named Fuji
Okamoto was before Judge Dole in
the Lihue district court Saturday
on the charge of peddling without
license, pleaded guilty and was
fined $50 the minimum under the
Waimea School Contract
Thomas L. Andrews, of Hono
lulu, was awarded the contract for
the new four-room school house at
Waimea, his bid being $5,435.
The other bidders were Henry Dej
Fries and Lino Fernandez, both I
being considerably higher. Lew-!
ers & Cooke are said to be behind !
Assault Case Today
Ah See and son, of Hanapepe
valley, are before the Waimea
court this mornine on a charge of
assault and battery on a Japanese
named Sasabe, whom they are al
leged to have soundly thrashed. J.
II. Coney appears for the defendants.
Hilonian A Caller
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