This weekend was a mish-mash of all the things you have to do as a responsible adult that sound like an annoying load of shit as an ordinary person–cleaning the house, doing the laundry, going to Costco, stocking up on produce and finishing home repair projects with trips to Home Depot. In between all of this, we managed to sneak away to one of the lesser-known areas of Hawaii to wade in some tide pools — the Makapuu Tidepools to be specific. Said tide pools also required scaling down the side of a mountain, but that’s just a minor detail right?
Start out by climbing the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and start the downward scale when you reach the sign about the whales. From there, it’s a straight shot, but be VERY careful. If the tide is high, don’t even attempt it.
|Yep, this is what we climbed down!|
When we got to the bottom, we held up a towel for one another to quickly change into our swimsuits so we could get into the water. Fair warning — the rocks are REALLY slippery (duh – they’re in water!) and some are pretty sharp. Be super careful or wear water shoes!
I had no idea the waves were crashing this big behind me and that is probably a good thing, LOL!
|Yep, that’s us! Special thanks to some folks who saw us and snapped this photo, then offered to text it to us!|
Jones-ing for more photos? I did an updated post about the Makapuu Tidepools when we went with some friends!