I had done some research online about a ancient cave up the Waianae Coast, so we took the day to go exploring and spend some time up this less populated area along the leeward side of the Island. We drove up as far as the road would go. We had a hard time finding the cave, but stopped at Kaneana Point. Ironically, the cave was directly across from this rock, but unless you knew where to look, you would not have found the cave.
According to the Hawaiian Legend, Kaneana is a sacred ana (cave) that ancient Hawaiians named after the god of creation. From inside the depth of Kaneana, symbolic of the earth goddess's womb, mankind emerged and his existence spread throughout the Waianae coast. The souls of those that pass on go to Kala'au (symbolized by this rock on the other side of Ka'ena Point). From there, souls ascend to Po, the realm of ancestral spirits, completing the cycle of life. The "Malama Ko Makou Aina" I think means "care for/of our land",
Brooke and Sarah looking for fish and shells in the tidepools.