Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Aloha to Makapu'u Point


Last week, driving home from Bellows Beach, we stopped at the Makapu'u Point.  From its website (at this link),

The Makapu‘u Point trail, within Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline, offers outstanding views of O‘ahu’s southeastern coastline, including Koko Head and Koko Crater. From the trail’s destination at Makapu‘u Head, one is rewarded with magnificent views of the windward coast and offshore islets, as well as the historic red-roofed Makapu‘u Lighthouse built in 1909.


The offshore islets are wildlife sanctuaries for Hawaiian seabirds, such as the ‘iwa, frigate bird, and tropic bird. This trail is an excellent place to view migrating humpback whales in season (November-May). 


The point itself offered many lava rocks, inspiring tourists to create their own statues.   I welcome your comments - open forum!  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, September 8, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, September 9.

Mahalo,

Kim in Hawaii


18 comments:

  1. It must be great to see those huge humpback whales. I'm a bit puzzled how those rock formations come to be. They remind me of a girl scout trail we did during high school.

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  2. Ih ave seen these rocks before. They are amazing. Beautiful pics

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  3. Once again Kim, your pictures are amazing.

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  4. I just love lighthouses, the sad thing is in Canada, apparently,
    they do not have enough money to maintain these landmarks and the gov. wants to tear them down. This is sooooo sad.

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  5. Always love seeing your pictures.

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  6. I like looking at pictures of lighthouses. I think it would be fun to actually be inside one!

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  7. Gorgeous pics- as usual. Really makes me want to go on vacation!

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  8. So many scenic outlooks! Thank you for sharing, I always enjoy the breath of fresh air that your pictures evoke.

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  9. My daughter's boyfriend loves to balance rocks/stones and has a whole garden of them - some are quite amazing!

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  10. Cute lighthouse. It would be cool to see the whales.

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  11. Great pictures! I love the rocks.

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    1. Great photos, as always. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. That looks like a nice place to visit.

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  13. That first picture reminded me of a seal popping it's head out of the water. beautiful pictures!

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  14. Another lighthouse to visit! I like the rock statues too. :)

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  15. Great pics , have a great weekend
    Kimh

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  16. Thanks for sharing the photos! Those rock statues look very neat ;)

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