Finally, an actual vacation-type activity!
Today we drove up to the North Shore of Oahu. Every year that drive makes me a little more nostalgic for the way things were when I was a child, or even for the way things were on my husband’s first trip back to Hawaii with me in 1993. I will spare you all the rant about how progress is not always good, or the one complaining about how tourism has wrecked Haleiwa town for well, me. Tourism is down right now and God knows my hometown needs the income it provides.
The highlight of the day for me was visiting the basking sea turtles at Laniakea Beach. Volunteers are always there protecting the turtles from overzealous tourists and local residents alike. You can still get pretty close and the turtles really don’t seem to mind.
The photo links to a few more turtle and beach photos in a Flickr! set for those of you who enjoy turtle watching as I do!
Malama na Honu is the organization whose volunteers devote their time to protecting the turtles, and there is more Laniakea turtle information at turtles.org.