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Waterborne Adventure

July 23, 2012

Warning, I am going to talk about something besides running.
This past weekend Tim and I went on a grand kayaking adventure out to the Mokulua Islands, which are situated off the coast of the east side of Oahu. There is a small beach on the island to the left and they both are bird sanctuaries.

We launched our kayak from the Kailua boat launch and began at the paddle. It was an ideal day for being out on the water, very light winds, minimal waves, and crystal clear waters. The water is pretty shallow in all of Kailua bay, which makes for nice paddling, swimming, and snorkeling. Tim hopped out for a swim.

And I gazed at the scenery. These shots are looking back on the island of Oahu from the kayak.

North towards Kaneohe.

South towards Makapuu.

Self portrait.

The island we were headed towards, with the beach as the landing spot.

It was about a 40 minute paddle out to the Moks and we landed on the sandy beach, set up the umbrella and kicked back for a few hours. I wish I could say that we had the island secluded to ourselves, but it is a pretty popular destination. People were landing all day by kayak, stand up paddle board, motor boat, sail boat, and self propulsion (i.e.; swimming). Most everyone seemed to be doing a little day drinking on the island, I guess there is something about the novelty of drinking a beer on a tiny rock in the middle of the ocean.

It was a good day to be alive, and a great day to live in Hawaii!


3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 23, 2012 11:16 pm

    Beautiful pictures! We definitely want to kayak to the Moks sometime soon, after our baby boy arrives!! We were just at Kailua Beach on Friday…one of my favorite beaches 🙂

    • July 24, 2012 7:29 am

      I totally agree, Kailua is one of my favorites as well! I love the sand, the scenery, and it is really dog friendly.

      • July 24, 2012 8:57 am

        Yes, that’s what we love about it too, we bring our yellow lab and he has so much fun bounding into the waves 🙂

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