This looks west, past the switchback trail leading down the cliffs to Kalaupapa and to Ilio Point, the northwest corner of the island.
The bay is the most protected spot on the peninsula. Here, once a year, a barge brings supplies to the residents for the one grocery store, the only gas station, and a bar called Elaine’s.
On a tour of the peninsula, you will travel down a road like this one, called Damien’s Road. Carefully tended homes, churches and other buildings recall the days of decades ago.
Wild pigs, accustomed to being hand fed by residents, are very tame. Curious critters, they often will approach a vehicle, expecting a handout.