Coconut Coast
Sleeping Giant (Nounou Mountain)
Look for the mountain ridge between Wailua and Kapaa which looks like the figure of a man on his back. Legend has it that this was a pesky giant who ate constantly. The villagers of Wailua, tired of feeding the giant, tricked him into eating a great number of rocks hidden in a vast quantity of fish and poi. The giant was so full that he lay down to take a nap, fell into a deep sleep, and has yet to wake up.

Photo by: Fred Patricio, Jr.

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