Makapu’u Tidepools (& Bunkers)
So off we went…
We took a few wrong turns and hit dead-ends in the paths, but we really couldn’t get lost since the hill wasn’t all that tall. It was just a matter of navigating through the tall grass.
Then we decided to head on over to the other bunker.
Then it was time to head back down. But we decided to do it right by the edge of the cliff instead of up the middle of the hill.
Oh no – I wasn’t freaking at all.
We survived though, so it’s all okay.
Although the girl did get a little scared towards the end. James played a joke on her that didn’t go well. I think he won’t be doing that again!
So during our little trip up to the bunkers, we got a phone call from our friends. It turns out that instead of hiking to the top, they were down at the Makapu’u Tidepools waiting for us. So we walked back down from the top to the humpback whale sign (pictured in our previous post) and started the trek down to the tide pools.
We didn’t think this was safe for the kids, but our friends reassured us that it was fine. Turns out that once again, we underestimated their capabilities!
Those are the tide pools we were trying to reach – can you see the tiny people? They look like ants. It’s a really long hike down.
Our friends snapped this photo of us when we were halfway down.
Once down, I looked back and grabbed these images from left to right.
You can see the lighthouse all the way to the right in this image.
This is our friend Chuck.
And that’s our friend Jae with her husband. We have so much fun together!
Aidan walked around a bit – he didn’t want to get in the water.
James and Chuck – they have become fast friends since we met in December.
Audra was freezing once she got out of the water.
So she went back in.
Every once in a while, the waves would crash over into the tide pools. It was pretty awesome.
Jae and Chuck’s mini – she’s hilarious.
I didn’t get a photo of it because he was on my back, Aidan did end up getting in the water!
Sis even tried to do a little snorkeling.
And before we started hiking up, we asked someone to take our photo. I love it!
How cool is this blowhole? I’m excited that James got this picture of us.
And then off we went…
Austin totally did his own thing. Someone had spray painted arrows to be helpful (although it’s still graffiti of course), but Austin tried to avoid those every chance he got!
He paid for it too – he slipped and scraped up his face. And his arm. And legs. But he took it in stride.
And I have to say, the kids didn’t complain at all about this day’s adventure. Normally we hear grunts and groans and fifty ‘how much farther’s, but not while we were climbing. It was glorious. And that means I have to find more trails where climbing is involved.