Linda Nagata: the blog at Hahví.net

Beach Week

August 2nd, 2011

Mostly, I don’t go to the beach. I grew up on the north shore of Oahu, in a rented house right on the beach, and in those days I went swimming almost every day. These days, the only time I get to the beach is when my nephews come to visit. It’s the perfect excuse to spend time doing the fun things in life.

Here are a few pictures of where we’ve been:

Big Beach, at Makena State Park, South Maui. This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, I'm sure. The shorebreak is fun, but dangerous, with waves that love to slam you down on the sand. Islands in the background are Kaho`olawe on the left, and Molokini on the right.

Looking uphill from Big Beach, toward Ulupalakua on Haleakala volcano. Makena is one of the few glorious beaches without nearby development.

Flemings Beach Park in West Maui isn't as scenic as Makena, but the waves are kinder. We all had a lot of fun playing in the shorebreak.

Twin Falls, on Maui's north shore is at the end of a private road where visitors are allowed to hike and enjoy the waterfall and pool. The water is murky and cool, but not terribly cold. This was a great break after too-much-sun at the beaches.

We also had an afternoon at Kanaha Beach Park on the northside, but I don’t have any photos of that.

And now that my “staycation” is over, it’s back to trying to figure out how to make a living in this writing business.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 at 6:33 pm
Categories: Maui.
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4 Responses to “Beach Week”

  1. Ted Lemon Says:

    This is making me feel weirdly homesick for “Lost.” Thanks for the pictures… 🙂

  2. Linda Says:

    That was mostly on Oahu, I think, but yeah…

  3. Jill Engledow Says:

    About the only time I get to Makena is when I have company, but I love it! Wish I could cut loose more often and go just for the heck of it. I almost died there once in the waves, but when it’s calm, it’s the most beautiful water.

  4. Linda Says:

    My terror-wave experience was at Sunset Beach on Oahu when I was ten. But yes, Makena is just so beautiful on the right days!