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© NF Photos 130815 Thursday
Today we were going on a trip on the east coast and up to North Shore. After breakfast I brought some food with me and took the bus to the villa where everybody stays.
Around 11 we started out. We headed for the coast and crossed the mountainrange. Our first stop was at Pali Lookout where we had a beautiful view over the coast and over one of my granddaughters schools, Hawaii Pacific University (the school is located on three locations). We continued north and passed the harbor where the school has their boats. Weather was cloudy and we had a bit of showers. Seemed to be common in this part of the island. Pali Lookout video from youtube
|Pali lookout over HPU area and the Pacific Ocwan|
We made a stop at a beach My granddaughter liked.Turned out to be Turtle Bay. It was a sandy beach for swimming of course, but also a part with rough, sharp lava where we explored tiny creatures for a while. Not that great for the sandals as the lava made cuts in them. With one step we went from warm sand to sticky, sharp lava.
The location was great but the line for the toilet was not.
We continued north and found the Turtle beach where the Green Turtles used to be. That was cool. They lay on the beach or swam close in the waves. Very nice to watch. Responsible personnel arranged a red rope around the turtles and people was not allowed to disturb them.
Then we continued to a diving shop in
Haleiwa Town. Parts of my family wanted some equipment. Then, it was time for Shaved Ice. It is what is says. Shaved ice with colored flavors of your choice. Rather delicious! It seemed to be a very popular place.
Afternoon was now late and we had to rush for DOLE Plantation. And Pineapple ice cream.
We walked around the garden and shop for a while and then finished off with ice cream. In the garden they have these gorgeous trees growing among the pineapples. I don´t know the name of them so I would be happy if anyone could let me know. I have seen them once before in Costa Rica.
|Rainbow Eucalyptus at DOLE Plantation|
On our way back we went to Best Buy to buy some local phones as we live in different places that would be nice. Then I was brought back to the hostel and the evening walk at the beach. Then I got good use of the phone at once as I realised my camera was under the seat in the car. And the small one low on battery. So no more shots today.
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