Hawaii Trip – Part 4 – Windward Coast – Kailua beach, Waimanalo beach, Makapu’u lookout & hike, Nuuanu Pali lookout
We headed to the Nuuanu Pali lookout point where we snapped some nice photos before heading to Kailua beach.
In Kailua, there was a small island that was 150 yards according to the driver and would take 10 minutes. I’m pretty sure it took 20 minutes with the waves. I took a boogy board thinking it would make the journey easier, but instead, the waves kept pushing me back. At the next beach, the waves were great for boogey boarding. It was my first time giving it a try, and I can see why so many people like it. I think I would prefer boogey boarding over surfing any day. Less work, more fun.
We also checked Waimanolo beach which was another beautiful beach with long stretches of white-yellow sand.
We then went to Makapuu lookout area, and went on an adventurous hike down towards the coastline which was mostly volcanic lava, courtesy of a fellow tour member who had experience on the island. The hike was strenuous, but worth it. We ended up on the edges of the island and could see blowholes and small pools and jettys. Little fishes could be seen in the small ponds of water. The edges of the volcanic rock were covered with large chunks of dried up salt from the salt water. It looked almost like snow.