Public school teachers went back to work here in Hawaii on Tuesday. So on Monday, my daughter and her friend took me hiking to a place I've been aching to go ever since a friend posted photos of their family hiking there on Father's Day.
When you live on an island for 27 years, it's not often you find out there is a really cool place you have never been to before. I enjoy a new discovery.
If you ever visit, I'm not recommending this hike to any and all. There are cliffs and tiny trails. There are rocks/ boulders you walk over for a long, long trek. Some of them wobble and you have to be careful.
But you can go there virtually right now with me
We're hiking the outside of Makapu'u. You park at the Makapu'u Lighthouse trail. There are two ways to go. Hike up the trail and deviate at the whale sign. Go down the steep drop to the ocean, heading towards the tide pools and follow the mountain goat of a trail. And remember, it's scary.
Or. Deviate earlier from the trail and head to the ocean along the dirt road to Allen Davis Cove. Turn left and start climbing rocks and watch out for the cliff that drops into the ocean with huge surging waves and major spray action. And remember, it's scary.
We went in by Allen Davis, and out by the whale sign.
Here we go; don't forget you can click on a photo to see it enlarged.
Scooching around at the start. We could have walked through the cove, but it was deeper than it looks and we had cameras and keys and stuff.
A shot of yours truly. On the outside of this cliff, straight down from me, I was watching huge swells crash against the cliff.
This tide pool is not like the others. It's not from huge spray and splash; it sits back from the cliff. The water is clear and cold. We think an underwater cave feeds into it.
It's hidden about midway and most don't find this tide pool.
That morning I asked my daughter if I should were slippers or shoes.
She said slippers.....
Should have worn shoes.
Right here would go the photo from the top.
Climbing up at the end, you can look down and see the same thin trail, and also the huge rock that was in the earlier photo.
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