Nihoa, Nihoa-Kuhikuhipu‘uone, Moku Manu
In Hawaiian, Nihoa means “jagged” or “toothed,” likely referring to the island’s many craggy cliffs causing a profile that resembles a tooth. Kuhikuhipu‘uone was sometimes added in chants, referring to the priests who specialized in the construction planning of heiau. Moku Manu, meaning “bird island,” refers to its having one of the largest populations of petrels and noddies in the Hawaiian Islands. The name Hanaka‘ie‘ie means “bay (with) rise and fall (of sea),” and refers to Adams Bay, the only major bay in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands whose waves wrap around the island and come together to intensify each rise and fall within the bay.
~ Please enjoy the 360 panormaic video of the Midway Pier until we upload video from Nihoa ~