ICWI XXVI - January 25-29 1998 - Molokai, Hawaii

Click to enlarge The meeting was held at the Kaluakoi Hotel, which is on the part of the island that gets big surf all the time Click to enlarge The sound of the surf was wonderful
Click to enlarge The opening reception featured a hula demonstration Click to enlarge and everyone took pictures
Click to enlarge The meeting rooms were very nice (Dick Dickens preparing to speak here) Click to enlarge Linda Kennedy, Abner Hammond (front row). Inoue Takashi, Seta Kazuaki, Päivi Torkkeli (second row), Roberto Balducchi, Massimo Cristofaro, Eric Jang (back row)
Click to enlarge We also had some more relaxed evening sessions (Abner Hammond and Randy Alford) Click to enlarge Lind Kennedy, Dick Dickens and Jo Carol Alford
Click to enlarge We did a bus tour of the island. Left to right: Abner Hammond, Inoue Takashi, Seta Kazuaki, Andrew French, Linda Kennedy, Janice Nagata Click to enlarge First the beach..
Click to enlarge Father Damien's church... Click to enlarge The other coast is much more calm
Click to enlarge The famous leper colony Click to enlarge A macadamia nut farm
Click to enlarge A coffee plantation Click to enlarge Some rocks in the forest had interesting shapes. Eric Jang is explaining the exact meaning of this one to Andrew French
Click to enlarge The Nature Conservancy people lent us two 4-wheel drive vehicles to drive up to the rain forest Click to enlarge The road was pretty rough in places...
Click to enlarge We made it up OK, but the brakes in this one failed half way down the mountain on the way back. Click to enlarge From the top parking lot you take a narrow boardwalk through the rain forest..
Click to enlarge that goes several kilometers Click to enlarge ... and you can't turn around because there are always others behind you
Click to enlarge The vegetation is spectacular Click to enlarge but there are a few clear places. Päivi Torkkeli, Bill Laidlaw, Esther Schneider, Seta Kazuaki, ??
Click to enlarge before you dive back into the forest Click to enlarge We watched the sun go down from the hotel beach...
Click to enlarge almost every evening... Click to enlarge but I never saw the green flash.

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