Makapu’u Tidepools

We drive through Waimanalo at least once a week. Our favorite lunch place is there and it’s on the way to my favorite Bikram class.

Our friend Mark invited us out for a hike to the tidepools. We’d never been, so we said yes and followed him right to a spot that we pass every time we go for Keneke’s or I go for yoga. Behind this mountain that we see all the time is a whole swirling scenic world. Not only are there the warm tidepools, but there’s a sweet lighthouse that looks like a pepper mill and Rabbit Island off the coast which is surrounded by water that Mark calls ‘sharky’.

I pulled a muscle on the descent but it was worth it.

Take a Pillbox


We hiked up to the first ‘pillbox’ or bunker on Ka’iwa Ridge in Lanikai.  The trailhead is along a chain link fence right across from the Mid-Pacific Country Club.  The hike was about an hour and a half and pretty steep at the beginning and near the end.  I was huffing and puffing in parts but then it would ease up and it was very easy to enjoy the view.