Saturday, March 30, 2013

Aloha to Pupukea on the North Shore

Pūpū is shell; kea is white.   Together they are Pūpūkea - a town on the North Shore that offers a wide range of outdoor activities.     

Pūpūkea lies east of Waimea Bay, offering overflow parking for the surfing crowd, a grocery store for picnics supplies, and even an ancient heiau overlooking the bay (link).

Three Tables are flat top reefs visible during low tide.   

Across the street, kama'aina (child of the land) created a whimsical display.  The white bridge is a replica of the Rainbow Bridge in Hale'iwa. 

The fire house offers a vital community service to the kama'aina in a remote area.  

The fire house is next to Pupukea Beach Park, which offers tide pools for curious children.   

The pools lead to Sharks Cove.  From Hawaii Snorkeling Guide (at this link),

Sharks Cove has been rated by Scuba Diving Magazine as one of the "Top Twelve Shore Dives in the World". Located on Oahu's world famous North Shore, this small rocky bay forms part of Pupukea Beach Park and boasts blue water and an impressive amount of sea life. The bottom is made up of large smooth boulders and coral heads forming small caves and ledges for marine life to hide. The walls of the surrounding cliffs provide calmer water attracting schooling surface fish. 

David thinks its corny to pose on "half a board" ...  

... but he was curious about the paddling boards.  The red board is priced for $1000!

Have you asked your family and/or friends to take goofy pictures?  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, April 6, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, April 7, at The Reading Reviewer.


Kim in Hawaii

Another view of Three Tables as the tide rolls in ... 


  1. I love the pics! We take goofy pics all the time the goofier the better! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm usually the one who gets the goofy photo taken. The beaches are gorgeous!

  3. Great pictures, Kim. We all hate having our picture taken, so no goofy pictures!

  4. DH would the dive site i would love to snorkel.
    Just last fall on our Road trip though KY we stopped at a town call BardsTown KY
    they had a smal park with a wooden southern-bell cut out dh convinced me to get my face in to take a pick...
    Lets just say I'm short so you see the top of my head & maybe my eyes right before i almost pushed her over jumping up to get my face in the circle.....
    have a good one Ann/alba .

  5. No they do them all on their own lol. Great pics!

  6. We occasionally take goofy pictures.

  7. Love taking goofy pictures. And since I'm working on a "photo of the day" album for the entire year, I've been trying to add in some goofy pics in the album.

  8. Those are fun, great pics

  9. We are always taking goofy pictures. I actually made up a photo album with the name "Hall of Shame" lol

  10. Not intentionally but some of us do not have your picture taking skill.

  11. Goofy pics are great. I enjoy them so much.

  12. I don't. But my husband always ask ME to do it.