Thursday, February 21, 2013

Aloha to Kaneohe Bay

Lanikai has a pillbox; Kailua has a beach; and Kaneohe has a bay! 

He'eia State Park offered the best views of Kaneohe Bay ... 

... with the Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) in the background.

Navy P3s flew overhead ...

... and landed on MCBH's short runway.

The park is home to a shrine ...

 ... the flowers always make me smile! 

The park is a great place to launch kayaks.

Further north is Laenani Beach, offering a distant view of Chinaman's Hat ... 

... and a collection of surfboards!   Comments are 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, February 23, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, February 24, at SOS Aloha.


Kim in Hawaii


  1. Flowers are one of the first things to come to mind when thinking about Hawaii. Gorgeous.

  2. Great photos. I love the collection of surfboards. :)

  3. As always, beautiful pics. I can almost smell the flowers!

  4. Kim, these are gorgeous pictures, especially the first one. Love the leis on the shrine. Are new ones added frequently?

  5. Beautiful pictures. I love seeing how the various lands were formed.

  6. Love flowers... :) Beautiful pics as always.

  7. Such great pics, Ty wish I was there

  8. Always love looking at the great pictures you post.

  9. Hi Kim!

    I loved your pictures and it was great to see you included the picture of the P-3! That what my husband flew in after his duty was up in the Navy during Vietnam and joined the Navy Reserves as a week-end warrior.

    He never had a boring day when he was flying with the rest of the crew on a P-3. In the Strait of Gibraltar he actually got a picture of the Russian sub that later went down off the coast of Norway and during Dessert Storm the crew he was on covered the East Coast looking out for scud missiles.

    Of course when most people think of P-3's they immediately think of Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy and the P-3 looking for Russian submarines. Their mission may have changed but today the men and women of the Navy on P-3's are still an important part of the security of our country.