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Lanikai

Lanikai, Oahu, seen Aug. 2009 and Sep. 2010
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Lanikai is a suburb of Kailua on the windward coast of Oahu. In all these years of visiting Oahu, we never stopped here, until 2009, when we made "the discovery...". The town is located behind the Ka'iwa ridge and has only one entrance from Kailua, but no passage to Waimanalo. One way road Aalapapa leads in, makes a u-turn into Mokulua running back alongside of waterfront properties. Numerous access paths lead to the shoreline, but in the rear part of Lanikai there is really no beach at these points. See the images. I was even addressed by a distressed Japanese couple asking me at one of these paths "where is then the beach"? Well, there is one toward the entry to Lanikai, and what beach it is! The fine grain sand and the incredible vistas will not be soon forgotten!

On Sep. 26 2010 a special treat awaited visitors to Lanikai: Blue Angels were performing at the near marine base of Kane'ohe. We have seen them from afar during our stop at Buzz's steakhouse at the Kailua Beach Park.

c4375 Lanikai
c4375 Lanikai
n9515 Lanikai
n9515 Lanikai
c4385 Lanikai
c4385 Lanikai
c4380 Lanikai
c4380 Lanikai
n9527 Lanikai
n9527 Lanikai
n9530 Outrigger
n9530 Outrigger
P340 Boarding the trampoline
P340 Boarding the trampoline
P341 Boarding the trampoline
P341 Boarding the trampoline
P348 Lanikai
P348 Lanikai
P345 Lanikai
P345 Lanikai
P353 Lanikai
P353 Lanikai
P357 Now there were 10
P357 Now there were 10
P360 A Pretty Dozen
P360 A Pretty Dozen
n9507 Ka'iwi ridge towers over Lanikai
n9507 Ka'iwi ridge towers over Lanikai
n9532 Lanikai
n9532 Lanikai
n9535 Flat Island and Kailua Bay
n9535 Flat Island and Kailua Bay
n9540 Kailua Bay and Moku Manu Island
n9540 Kailua Bay and Moku Manu Island
n9550 Monument at the shoreline
n9550 Monument at the shoreline
n9542 Entry to Lanikai
n9542 Entry to Lanikai
n9555 Entry to Lanikai
n9555 Entry to Lanikai
n9544 Kailua Beach
n9544 Kailua Beach
n9539 Kailua Bay
n9539 Kailua Bay
n9491 Mokulua Dr, the waterfront road of Lanikai
n9491 Mokulua Dr, the waterfront road of Lanikai
c4391 Lanikai
c4391 Lanikai
n9492 One of many paths to beach
n9492 One of many paths to beach
n9494 No beach?
n9494 No beach?
n9497 No beach here either!
n9497 No beach here either!
n9498 Vista at Mokapu and Moku Manu
n9498 Vista at Mokapu and Moku Manu
n9499 Vista at Waimanalo and Makapu'u Point
n9499 Vista at Waimanalo and Makapu'u Point
n9506 Typical shoreline of Lanikai
n9506 Typical shoreline of Lanikai
P330 Chopper patrol
P330 Chopper patrol
P332 Chopper patrol
P332 Chopper patrol
P367 Blue Angels over Kailua
P367 Blue Angels over Kailua
P368 Blue Angels over Kailua
P368 Blue Angels over Kailua
P363 Buzz's Steakhouse
P363 Buzz's Steakhouse