Friday, May 18, 2012

Jane tours Windward Oahu, including the Mac Nut Farm, Turtle Bay Resort, and Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau


Jane accompanied my in-laws on my whirlwind tour of Windward Oahu.  First stop, the Mac Nut Farm for samples of Kona coffee and macadamia nuts!
Jane needs Captain Wentworth's ship to return to London!

Chickens run wild in Hawaii ... this one reminds Jane
of Mrs. Bennet, looking out for the welfare of her five girls.

Jane finds Sherlock Holmes inspecting the coconut heads.
He is fascinated with the bizarre.
Sherlock invites Jane to lunch at the Turtle Bay Resort.

Jane inspects the outrigger canoe ... 

... and wonders how the early Hawaiians traveled
across the Pacific in the canoes!   Perhaps Captain Wentworth
could learn more about navigation from the early Hawaiians!
Oh my!  This is not Colin Firth, er, Mr. Darcy,
but the surfing instructor with sunblock!
Jane admires the flowers' vibrant colors!
Do you like Kona coffee?  Macadamia nuts?  Men in board shorts?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  This giveaway is open to all readers.  Comments are open through Saturday, May 26, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winners on Sunday, May 27.


Kim in Hawaii

Last stop - the Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau.  From its website (at this link),

Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau is the largest heiau (religious site or temple) on O'ahu, covering almost 2 acres. The name is translated as "hill of escape". Undoubtedly, this heiau played an important role in the social, political, and religious system of Waimea Valley which was a major occupation center of O'ahu in the pre-contact period.


  1. I do love macadamia nuts and men in board shorts. I have had Kona coffee a few times and it was delicious.

  2. I love macadamia nuts. And who could pass up men in board shorts. I will pass on the coffee.

  3. i don't live coffee but i love Macadamia nuts & Men in board shorts :)

  4. I enjoy all three! It's been a while since I've had the coffee but I remember enjoying it very much and thanks to a wonderfully nice person, I've recently had chocolate covered macadamia nuts :)

  5. I like macadamia nuts.

  6. I love macadamia nuts and I would have to see the guy in question to see if I liked his shorts or not! LOL!

  7. Macadamia nuts, but no coffee.

  8. Yes love Mac nuts whoo, great pics Ty

  9. Love Macadamia nuts and me in Board shorts. :)Never had Kona Coffee though.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  10. I would choose the macadamia nuts as well ;)