by ship from Honolulu to Kona in the 1900s was time-consuming, it was often
enjoyable because of the unique sights experienced as one approached and passed
various islands. This classic mele details rains and winds found in different
districts and the notable land forms which are pointed out from the sea. Amid
all the colorful description, there is a hint of affection in the quiet
tranquility of Kona, but little else is revealed of the affair.