All visitors who come to Kalaupapa, Molokai, must have a permit from the State Department of Health.
The Molokai Lighthouse (which is near the Kalaupapa Airport) is owned and operated by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Our group stands next to the famous "Welcome to Kalaupapa" sign. From left to right: Jeff, me, Sam, Clint, Lisiate and John.
Overnight guests must stay in the Visitors' Quarters in Kalaupapa. No camping is allowed.
There are no stoplights in Kalaupapa—only stop signs. The average time spent sitting in traffic in Kalaupapa? Zero.
This gas pump looks pretty old, but it still works. Due to a gas shortage on Kalaupapa, the island's only gas station is open on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Gas is delivered to Kalaupapa only once a year by a barge. Residents still don't know if the barge will make a stop to their town this summer.
In order to visit Father Damien's grave, guests must be accompanied when they leave the Kalaupapa Settlement.
Father Damien de Veuster’s grave in Kalawao.
East Molokai's three narrow valleys: Waikolu, Waialeia and Waihanau.
The rocky coast of Kalawao.
Molokai's east shore is covered with jagged rocks. There are no sandy beaches here. On the left is Okala Island.
Looking out at Mokapu and Okala islands.
The cross at the top of Kauhako Crater.
Inside Kauhako Crater you'll find a lake. It's rumored to be more than 800 feet deep. According to legend, it's bottomless.
Thanks to our sponsors, Bob and Mike, we were able to pass the cattle guard fence and see this breathtaking view from Kauhako Crater.
In Kalaupapa, the waters are rough. Swimming is allowed, but, of course, at your own risk.
Near Kalaupapa Wharf, you'll find this stretch of sandy beach. Don't let looks fool you. There is a dangerous undertow here.
My footprints in the sand.
Kalaupapa's sand crab.
Monk seals often hang out on Kalaupapa's sandy shores with their young.
A beautiful sunset in Kalaupapa.