During my walk around Lanakai (at this link), I noticed a WWII pillbox overlooking the beach.
When I returned home, I looked up how to climb up to this historic landmark. It was suppose to be easy. On Sunday morning, I drove my kids and friends back to Lanikai Beach.
The trailhead was not easy ... it was a landslide.
I clung to the fence to the first landing, offering a view of Mokulua - two islands.
Plus a view of the Mokapu Peninsula. It looks like a turtle eating a sandwich!
Mokapu is home of the Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH).
And then a storm blew over. I clung to the trees as the wind whipped around the trail. I yelled to my kids to crouch down and hang on! My son looked ahead at the trail and assessed that I would never make it to the pillbox. So we climbed down, wet, but satisfied that we tried.
Here are some "shabby chic" mailboxes ....
... incorporating a surf theme.
At least these homeowners are honest ...
... and their gate was wide open! Do you have hiking story? 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 16, 10 p m in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, February 17 at SOS Aloha.
Kim in Hawaii
We should have heeded this tiki's grim warning.