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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ka'ena Point Trail

We have less than a year left on Hawaii (gasp!!). Which means that Zach and I only have one year left to take in all the sights and sounds of the islands. 

In other words......we have to get our butts in gear!!! So pretty much every weekend we've been trying to do something that we haven't done before. One of these was Ka'ena Point Trail. We've been to the beach before but we've never actually taken the trail which goes around the Leeward Tip of Oahu. 


Look at that view! Gorgeous, right! Oh and the one below too. Don't worry--no crabs were harmed in the documenting of this trip. That's actually an empty shell. There were quite a few just baking out in the sun. 


I'm sure if we would have looked a little closer we might have been able to catch a glimpse of the owner of the shells but the ocean was just too pretty not to stare at it. 




A little tide pool we found when Zach was peering over the ledge. There was a few silver fish living there but every time the waves came in they'd disappear further down into the rocks. Obviously those were always the times I snapped a photo. 



I absolutely loved the color of the water in this little cove. Soo incredibly blue and frothy. Plus this little cave reminded me a little bit of Pirates of the Caribbean--I could easily see Jack Sparrow braving the waves in his little dinghy to find some hidden treasure. 


The last time we visited the beach at the beginning of this trail (the time we didn't bring the long lens for the camera) we saw sea lions tustling on the shoreline. I've read that this is a great place to watch for them but on this particular day sea lions were nowhere in sight. Sad day!


I have to admit that after we passed this little inlet I wasn't very impressed with the trail. The rocks were littered with garbage people had thrown away (even used toilet paper...GROSS!) and there were quite a few homeless people in makeshift homes along the trail. 

Sooo not too long after this, we turned back. 


Overall though this has got to be one of my very favorite spots on the island. The road going around the island ends at this trail so not very many tourists frequent this beach. I love just staring out at the view and imagining that this is probably very similar to the view sailors got when they first discovered the Hawaiian islands. So quiet, so pristine, and just a teensy glimpse of Paradise. 


IS THERE SOMEWHERE YOU'VE VISITED THAT HAS GIVEN YOU A GLIMPSE OF DAYS GONE PAST? 

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ka'ena Point Trail

We have less than a year left on Hawaii (gasp!!). Which means that Zach and I only have one year left to take in all the sights and sounds of the islands. 

In other words......we have to get our butts in gear!!! So pretty much every weekend we've been trying to do something that we haven't done before. One of these was Ka'ena Point Trail. We've been to the beach before but we've never actually taken the trail which goes around the Leeward Tip of Oahu. 


Look at that view! Gorgeous, right! Oh and the one below too. Don't worry--no crabs were harmed in the documenting of this trip. That's actually an empty shell. There were quite a few just baking out in the sun. 


I'm sure if we would have looked a little closer we might have been able to catch a glimpse of the owner of the shells but the ocean was just too pretty not to stare at it. 




A little tide pool we found when Zach was peering over the ledge. There was a few silver fish living there but every time the waves came in they'd disappear further down into the rocks. Obviously those were always the times I snapped a photo. 



I absolutely loved the color of the water in this little cove. Soo incredibly blue and frothy. Plus this little cave reminded me a little bit of Pirates of the Caribbean--I could easily see Jack Sparrow braving the waves in his little dinghy to find some hidden treasure. 


The last time we visited the beach at the beginning of this trail (the time we didn't bring the long lens for the camera) we saw sea lions tustling on the shoreline. I've read that this is a great place to watch for them but on this particular day sea lions were nowhere in sight. Sad day!


I have to admit that after we passed this little inlet I wasn't very impressed with the trail. The rocks were littered with garbage people had thrown away (even used toilet paper...GROSS!) and there were quite a few homeless people in makeshift homes along the trail. 

Sooo not too long after this, we turned back. 


Overall though this has got to be one of my very favorite spots on the island. The road going around the island ends at this trail so not very many tourists frequent this beach. I love just staring out at the view and imagining that this is probably very similar to the view sailors got when they first discovered the Hawaiian islands. So quiet, so pristine, and just a teensy glimpse of Paradise. 


IS THERE SOMEWHERE YOU'VE VISITED THAT HAS GIVEN YOU A GLIMPSE OF DAYS GONE PAST? 

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