Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Travel Tip Thursday: Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail

I’m going to take you all on an easy hike today on the south shore of Oahu. The Makapu’u lighthouse trail is short and paved and has stunning views.

Come along now, I said it’s an easy trail.


Looking towards Koko Head and Hawaii Kai



Makapu'u Lighthouse

Looking towards Makapu'u Beach, Sea Life Park, and Waimanalo


Rabbit Island


BC and Friend leading the way
I’m double dipping today and going to risk arrogance here and say my Thursday Travels are my favorite meme for this week’s Spin Cycle over at Sprite’s Keeper. My favorite part is the posts other people are linking up. Living on an island is a slice of paradise, but the down side is rock fever. I miss road trips and traveling and the cost of living over here while raising a family prohibits most travel. So I love traveling virtually and vicariously through your posts. From Ohio to Maine, Texas to Michigan, and everywhere in between, I love learning of the places everyone else calls home.

Head on over to Sprite's Keeper for more spins on memes.

Here’s to more virtual traveling while we hunker down economically.
Link on up with your own travel, staycation, or favorite place post.


29 comments:

only a movie said...

Hi there. Wish wish wish I could link up. Having a terrible evening/night and a little armchair traveling would be such a nice diversion... maybe I'll do that yet. I may be up all night.

♥ Braja said...

Damn straight, wish I could kidnap only a movie and whisk her away to your beautiful shores....she could use a holiday and me? Well, I could use the ... er ... chaperone duty :) xoxoxo

Beth said...

Want to do a house swap? We have pine trees and oak trees. Oh, and more pine trees.

They don't hold a candle to your view.

Jan said...

Short, paved and easy sounds like just my style. It is beautiful, too!

I had nothing for Travel Tip Thursday this week, but hopefully I will next Thursday; we'll see if the weather cooperates this weekend.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Hmmmm...Maybe I should link my post up today - I did a Moxie Mona one traveling all over Pennsylvania...would that count? :)

LOVE the view - and I've always been partial to lighthouses. I really, really need to get to Hawaii one of these days! :)

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

I love that little lighthouse perched on top of all that rock.
Gorgeous.

Gaston Studio said...

That's me... behind you... my lungs wheezing as I try to breathe and crawl to that gorgeous lighthouse... but I'll be fine, once this cold leaves me for good and then I'll be the one in front of you.

Mango Girl said...

What a lovely way to start my day! And here I thought the rain was going to prevent me from getting outdoor exercise, thanks to you, the rain didn't stop me!

xo, Mango

Linda said...

I linked to my post today. It was just one night at Lake Lure, NC but it's sure beautiful and not far from here.
Love the light house. Can you get down to it from there?

Kathy B! said...

Just beautiful! I think I'll take a walk now... minus the stellar views :)

Sprite's Keeper said...

Gorgeous! John remembers when my sister pointed out a pointy island off the coast and listed it as Fisherman's Hat. Is that really the name? Every time we drove by the area, he would point it out. And YES, you're linked! (And awesome.)

Twenty Four At Heart said...

Be glad you're not over here right now. In the 100's this week. Fire season is upon us ...!

mo.stoneskin said...

Beautiful photos, but I'd like to know - does rabbit island have lots of rabbits, look like a rabbit, or is it owned by a rabbit?

Michel said...

Man! I totally wish I was there - but not rabbit island - rabbits kinda creep me out - they're really hoppy.

A Mom on Spin said...

I'd like to hop on over to Rabbit Island. . .

Captain Dumbass said...

I had an idea for TTT this week but my actors were such divas that it didn't work. I'll have to try it again without them.

otin said...

Beautiful pictures! I hope all is well!

Joanna Jenkins said...

The color of the water is stunning! Thanks for the tour :-)
xo

Casey said...

I always like seeing things in your neck of the woods too... makes me feel like I got to visit even though I probably won't actually get to anytime soon.

Vodka Mom said...

breathtaking..........

Angie Ledbetter said...

Yeah, what Vodka Mom said.

Mrsbear said...

The water is so blue, you don't know where it ends and the sky begins. Breathtaking indeed. If I come in to a large unexpected windfall any time soon, I'm so going. ;)

Erin@TheLocalsLoveIt said...

Sorry I missed this week. I had to travel for work. Damn work.

Can I come visit?

Jeanne said...

We were all set to have one of the most colorful autumns in recent history (here in Southern Ohio), if the non-stop rain for the past week didn't wash all that away.

Till that kicks in, not much to link over to, here.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Simply stunning shots!!!! You are so blessed to live in paradise!!!!! ~Janine OX

Laura said...

You might be tired of island living, but I'm certainly not tired of peaking in to see how beautiful island living can be. Thanks for the pictures.

The Rambler said...

Psuedo...I totally just did this hike a couple weeks ago!! It was great...while pushing a double jogger stroller...God it was beautiful!

xoxo

Yaya said...

I'm jealous!

Melissa B. said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I'm jealous. You live in a paradise. But I have been having fun puttering around my yard now that the weather is cooler, so that's something, correctamundo?