Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Aloha to Papailoa Beach, Turtle Beach, and Ted's Bakery

Hawaii News Now reported supermodel Heidi Klum was vacationing on Oahu's North Shore.   From this link,

A relaxing vacation turned dangerous for Heidi Klum and her family who had been on Oahu for the past week.

Entertainment Tonight obtained the exclusive photos of Supermodel and TV host Heidi Klum swimming into the ocean to grab her seven year old son Henry who reportedly got caught in a rip current Sunday. Klum is seen pulling her son to shore.

She was also photographed helping pull one of her two nannies to safety. Her boyfriend/bodyguard was also seen catching his breath after the incident.

In an exclusive statement to US Weekly Klum said, "We got pulled into the ocean by a big wave. Of course, as a mother, I was very scared for my child and everyone else in the water. Henry is a strong swimmer and was able to swim back to land. We were able to get everyone out safely."

An emergency call to 911 was not made. There were no reported injuries.

Lifeguards think the incident happened at Papailoa Beach where there was a high surf advisory yesterday with 10-15 foot waves and a strong north wind.

My family visited Papailoa Beach last week during Spring Break ... so I share our pictures with you!

Papailoa Beach is tucked away behind several secluded estates.  Hawaii law requires public access to all beaches ... so we walked down the sandy alley next to this house.  Maybe Heidi rented it for her ohana (family)!

The winter months bring monster waves to the North Shore ... but the volcanic rocks create tide pools for keiki (children).

The endangered honu (green sea turtles) come ashore to eat the lima (seaweed).  Hawaiian law prohibits interaction with the honu

My children walked towards Turtle Beach while I moved the car. 

I thought this house was intriguing ...

... with its Hindu motif!

My kids arrive on Turtle Beach - its lima attracts honu.

Volunteers from Malama na Honu (Protect the Turtles) rope off the beach when the honu come ashore (and the tourists descend from buses).  Check out this link for pictures of the honu on the beach.

Turtle Beach also attracts surfers ...

... and ohana (family).

No trip to the North Shore would be complete without a stop at Ted's Bakery!

We sampled its famous cream pies!   What's your favorite pie?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, April 6, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, April 7, on the Reading Reviewer (at this link).


Kim in Hawaii


  1. We have a pie called "Buko Pie" (Coconut Pie) . It's very delicious and very refreshing.

  2. Lemon meringue, although I'm sure I could list others. As always, great pics.

  3. I adore Lemon Meringue Pie, and end up eating most of it when I get one.

  4. How wonderful that all beaches are public! And loved these pics. As to pie, I don't think I have a favorite. There's probably only one that I don't care for is coconut cream lol. Just don't care for the texture of the coconut although I enjoy the flavor lol.

  5. I always love your pictures. I hope to travel tons one day but for now I do so through pictures :) Cherry pie is my favorite.

  6. I like key lime pie and strawberry pie.

  7. My favorite is pumpkin pie but I also like both coconut and banana cream pies. Actually, I like most pies! lol

  8. My favorite is german chocolate pie. I can tell I would have to visit Ted's Bakery if I were to visit there!

  9. Looks like a fun trip - great pictures! I'd have to say that Peach pie is my favorite. Although I really like Lemon Meringue. And chocolate. Oh, dear.

  10. I love Kentucky Derby pie. Great pics--I love the one with the little girl in pink holding on to her dad with one hand and exploring the water with the other.

  11. They are wonderful pics! I am a little green with envy. ;)
    My favorite pie is chocolate cream. Although, I admit that there are many pies that I enjoy.

  12. I love coconut cream pie. Pretty much I love anything with coconut, pineapple, other tropical fruits :) I should totally move to a tropical island!

  13. Pie, strawberry and cherry are great

  14. Favorite pie? well, that would be any..any pie. Seriously, I love pie. The only one I've never been able to eat and my dad loves is Mincemeat pie.