Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Aloha to the North Shore, Turtle Beach, and the Birthing Stones

This week we traveled to Oahu's windward side.  Above is Mokoli'i, also known as Chinaman's Hat.

Driving north along the coast brings us to Laie.  The coastal
lookout reveals a natural arch in the off shore lava overflows.

The ocean is so pure.

We turned the corner of the island to the
North Shore.  These photos were taken from
Turtle Bay - a resort that frequently serves as a film location.

A few surfers ventured out into the rough sea.

We continued along the North Shore - famous for
its winter surfing season - to Turtle Beach.

So named because the turtles come ashore.
A park ranger ensures the endangered the turtles
are roped off from human contact.

Hidden in a pineapple field are the "birthing stones".
Oahu's royal mothers would give birth to an audience of many ali'i (chiefs).   Native Hawaiians still consider the area sacred.

Do you have an area that is serene or sacred?


Kim in Hawaii

Native Hawaiians leave gifts to their gods.


  1. How beautiful. I have many nature spots that are special to me. A small waterfall and the salt marsh on our shore. I used to take Girl Scouts and we had such a great time exploring.

  2. I don't have a specific area, but I consider the area at Ground Zero quite sacred.

  3. My bedroom, is my Sanctury, great pics

  4. Gorgeous pictures - as usual. I don't really have a special place.

  5. Love the photos...especially the turtles. I hope people don't try and mess with them. As far as a sacred/serene place....really mine would be anyplace near the water. An ocean, a bay, a river, a lake. Love them all.

  6. I don't have any special places but I do enjoy sitting at outdoor jazz concerts with a book.

  7. I don't really have a special place like that but I enjoyed seeing all the pictures of those places.

  8. Beautiful pictures! My daughter and her boyfriend have a sweat lodge, prayer circle and a beautiful area with balanced stones. It's lovely and serene.


  9. We love on the beautiful Oregon coast and there are many serene places. I'm not sure how sacred they are though. There is a large Native American community in are area and I'm sure there is I'm just not sure. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos with us!