One of the most memorable things we did in Hawaii was making swings and tying them up in random places. The inspiration was from the original swing on Mt. Tantalus, which was taken down shortly after we visited it, and a plain board put up months later.My friends decided to put up our own swings in some of our favorite places on the island. This one we tied up on the Wiliwilinui Ridge hike in Hawaii Kai. It’s not a hard hike, but you do have to put some effort into it, and the reward at the top is completely worth it. There’s a really good descriptive blog post about the hike here:
But this is the story behind the swing.
And if you do look under the swing, there would be a map with X marking the spots of the other swings around the island that we put up. Unfortunately, according to the most recent Yelp posts, it seems like this swing is no longer there. We do know that the first swing at Diamond Head beach was taken shortly after we put it up, but there is one more on the North Shore, which I’m hoping is still there. At the very least, I hope our swing is decorating someone’s living room mantle at the moment, even though we had meant to share this little piece of ourselves with all those who ventured down the same path.