Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Nakalele Hobbitland Labyrinth, Part 2


The Nakalele Hobbitland Labyrinth was constructed in 2006 using the classical Cretan design. Its grassy walls incorporate volcanic rocks and coral. As you walk this labyrinth, you can look out over the blue Pacific, listen to the booming surf at the base of the cliffs and feel the sharp ocean spray on your face. Stay upright in the wind if you can!


A jumbled pile of rocks and grass marks the centre of the labyrinth.


It was a warm but overcast day when we visited. Clearly it had rained not too long before we got there. Luckily the rain held off while we walked the labyrinth. We had to dodge a few muddy spots on the unicursal path though. Just as we do in Life itself.


Tomorrow: why the bleep is it called Hobbitland?

[All photos by Debra She Who Seeks]

18 comments:

Hippy Jersey Devil said...

I've never been to a Labyrinth. Are those rocks left as an offering or are they prayer rocks?

sonia said...

I like the meditative idea behind a labyrinth but to be honest they also make me a tad wee nervous... how do I find my way out??? Ack! It's The Shining!

xoxo
-S.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi Hippy Jersey Devil -- Yes, people often do leave small stones or tokens at the centre as offerings/prayers. Sometimes the labyrinth has a large central stone placed by the makers as a marker or altar.

Jane said...

Yes, inquiring minds want to know :)

brandi said...

~i too haev never walked a labyrinth...something i would really like to do...i saved a link you shared from last year on how to locate them in your area...really will have to seek one out this year...thank you for sharing...much love light and blessings~

turquoisemoon said...

In the fall, they build corn labyrinths here in Kansas. They are filled with screaming kids in costumes...no way do I go near! I really need to do a search for one in my area. Sounds like a spring day trip to me...

laurie said...

I was wondering that,, I had a vision of little people going round and round.

Plowing Through Life said...

Walking this labyrinth and being able to see/hear the blue Pacific...oh my...sounds heavenly.

Francie M said...

"Just as we do in life" really gave me a jolt. I'm still trying to cope with the depression that comes with so many changes so fast. Have to keep reminding myself it will pass. Lovely post.

Linda in New Mexico said...

This is a lovely one. And your wisdom statement "just as we do in life" is brilliant.
I am fortunate to live in a city that has 3 labyrinths 2 public and one that needs a reservation. And there is one in Santa Fe also. I love walking there for the meditative and restorative value.....but to have one near the ocean, in such a setting, it would be heavenly...not counting the hobbits, I guess. (wink) Oma Linda

mermaid gallery said...

walking a labyrinth within sight of the ocean would be an amazing thing....this must be Hawaii????

Makropoulos said...

That's fabulous. I imagine walking a labyrinth is a bit like Sufis whirling. . .

Copyboy said...

I thought that was hobbitland. tee hee

Workingdan said...

I agree with Copyboy...I was expecting to see the Shire and Bilbo and Frodo strolling about in Bag-end!

But seriously, seems like a wonderful place, especially with an ocean view and the calming sounds of the surf.

Magickdiva said...

I loved seeing your pictures of somewhere over the other side of the world from me. Imbolc blessings.

Jim said...

I bet that view while walking the path was incredible!

Southpaw said...

That is cool! What a history too.

laughingwolf said...

at least no hip waders were required, yet! lol

any medicine wheels around?