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Back to the North Shore

Decided to head to the North Shore again to see if I could see some turtles and see the surf again. Caught the number 8 bus to Ala Moana Mall and got off at the street where Payless shoes is on the corner is where you can transfer to number 52 and 55 to the North Shore

I caught the number 52 Haleiwa (90 minutes journey)

I then changed at Halaewai to the 55 and got off at Lanikea beach 2 km out of Haleiwa or 3 km from Waimea, where green turtles go to rest on the beach.

Honu is the Hawaian name for green turtles and they can live up to 70 years old. They migrate over 1000 miles round trip to mate and nest every 2 – 5 years. It was a scenic little cove with some volunteers who tape off around any beached turtles so tourists don't get too close. They crawl ashore to warm their body and bask for several hours.There was only some juveniles swimming around and none sunning on the beach. The big surf does deter them from coming into the beach.

I then walked for 30 minutes following the road along the North Shore to Waimea Bay where the surf was 15 - 20 foot and much smaller than yesterday . The beach was also empty compared to the crowds of yesterdayIt was quite along walk past Shark cove to Pipeline Beach where walking right up at the shoreline through wet soggy sinking sand was quite exhausting! I caught a bus back to Hallway past the Dole Planation to Honolulu.

From the bus window I saw this beautiful building and later found out it was known as the only Royal house in the USA. Lolani palace was built was King Davis Kalakaua in 1882

Turtle Basking beach

Turtle Basking beach


Old Palace

Old Palace


Beautiful home location on the North Shore

Beautiful home location on the North Shore


Looking over Waimea Bay

Looking over Waimea Bay


Still some big waves

Still some big waves


The point

The point


Chunky waves

Chunky waves


Lots of white water on the point

Lots of white water on the point


Beach little more deserted

Beach little more deserted


Shark Cove

Shark Cove


Waves breaking at Shark Cove

Waves breaking at Shark Cove


Pipeline Beach Closed

Pipeline Beach Closed


Cool Pipeline beach homes

Cool Pipeline beach homes

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in USA

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