Turtle Bay

The North Shore of Oahu is many miles of beaches with a scattering of small communities; Hukilua, Laie, Kahuku, Waialee, Kaena and Pupukea to name a few. All with too many vowels for a New Yorker to pronounce or remember.The major activity along this shore is surfing. Everything happens at the beach, out in the water. AnnTendingThePinAt the beach you are either a surfer, a spectator or a beach lover. This creates a slowed down pace of life. We knew things really slowed down when when we started watching turtles. So since we are staying at the only resort that we have seen here, and it has a golf course, Ann thought we could quicken our pace by going out to the  golf course..Golf courses are normally landscaped to parklike settings, this one is no exception. The grass was so soft and plush. What made this one different was the trees and the shrubs were like we never seen. In fact the whole North Shore is that way. Not one tree or shrub from New York is here nor any from here in New York. Almost all of them have flowers or strange looking fruit, nuts or seeds hanging from them. What it must be to walk around this all on a warm breezy, sunny day.

annbracletturtleAnn is wearing her LukeStrong bracelet around the world.

ParkMountainWe took a drive down the east coast from Turtle Bay and were surprised about 4 miles south.  We arrived at Oahu the first night after dark and drove from Honolulu to Turtle Bay not seeing anything but road.  We knew there were beaches in Hawaii, but mountains. really awesome mountains! Mountains next to the road that hugged the shore, mountains in backyards of homes, mountains where it rained more than not. Check out the mountain photos in Been There Done That photos on this blog.

TerribleTowelGreat Steel Curtain win over the Vikings Sunday!  The Steel Curtain scored more than the Steeler Offense and more than the Viking Offense.

P1000334Yes, there are turtles at Turtle Bay. After walking 5 minutes along the ocean pathway from the Turtle Bay Resort, we spotted 3 Sea Turtles feeding close to shore. We waited for awhile for them to come on shore but something was tasty in the shallow water that they keep their heads in.  We continued on the walk for about 3 miles and spotted many turtles swimming off the rocky ledges.


The foot trail which was mostly deserted was sometimes along the beach or in the woods along a horse trail.


The trail along the beach was the more scenic.