Beach Walk 213 – Bye Bye Summer

Just plain old goofy ocean fun for the last weekend of summer.

We took a trip to a “secret” beach, at the bottom of the cliffs where we filmed “Show #64”, at Makapu’u Point. It was rainy and windy and the surf was up, but that didn’t stop us from hiking down for a swim in a beautiful cove all by ourselves, only 20 minutes from Waikiki!

Our friends Chris, Lana, and Brentdog introduced us to this beautiful place. Visit VlogMap to see the location. (Click on “Map this geovlogged video”.)

Kau pau. Even here in Hawai’i.

Hawaiian words
Kau: summer
Pau: finished

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Beach Walk 197 – Our Own Private Beach

Not all the beaches in Hawai’i are crowded. Check this one out!

h3. About Today’s Show

Yes, Hawai’i like many tourist destinations has changed considerably over the past 30 years. But if you are willing to walk a little, you can be quite alone in some extraordinarily beautiful locations!

We love the “Revealed” books; here’s the one for the Big Island. The beach we visited today can be found on pages 160-161. It’s a short hike north from the Kekaha Kai State Park, across a lava field and then past a luscious palm grove.

So whether you like to be alone in a crowd or alone on an empty beach, you can have your way here in Hawai’i!

BEACH WALKS BULLETIN
I am looking for some guest Beach Walks episodes. (We’ve received one already!) If you would like to submit one, here are the guidelines:
* 3-5 minutes in length
* On a beach or not
* With a dog or not
* Spreading aloha – or positive energy
* Podsafe music (if you want to use music)
* No copyrighted material unless you have written permission

Hawaiian words
Kahakai: beach
Pilikino: private

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Beach Walk 196 – Letting Off Steam

Hiking in Hawaiʻi Volcanos National Park.

About Today’s Show:

One thing that’s easy to forget is that even in the midst of really popular places (like much of Hawaii) there are seemingly always places of privacy. Case in point: the Thurston Lava Tube has tour buses pulling up to it nonstop. However, at the end of the main tube, there is a gate, that allows access deep into the “unimproved” section of the tube. That means no lights, uneven surface, low ceilings in some places…the natural state. Flashlights are required and it is a little scary. And very empty.

Of course on the other hand, you can also be out on the 40 square miles of lava field, and have people inexplicably walk up and literally sit within 10 feet! I found that somewhat irritating; perhaps understanding some of Pele’s frustrations. Sometimes I can speak my mind and heart into the camera with ease; other times I feel very self-conscious when I am sharing the space with others.

I think on some level this crowd effect is evidence we are all connected on the soul level and are seeking that connection unconsciously. Otherwise, how do you explain the half empty movie theatre, and then someone sits right in front of you, or how is it that people can pack themselves into cities at extraordinary density when there are vast areas that remain uninhabited?

I will say I was impressed with all the people trekking out past the many danger signs into the sunset across rough terrain, just for a glimpse of red glow in the distance – a chance to see life in the making that is not X-rated. 🙂

BEACH WALKS BULLETIN
I am looking for some guest Beach Walks episodes. (We’ve got one already!) If you would like to submit one, here are the guidelines:
* 3-5 minutes in length
* On a beach or not
* With a dog or not
* Spreading aloha – or positive energy
* Podsafe music (if you want to use music)
* No copyrighted material unless you have written permission

Hawaiian words
Māhu: steam
Lua pele: volcano
Pele: volcano goddess

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Beach Walk 131 – Bad day? Laugh it away.

Serenity follows stress at the Kawai Nui Marsh on a workday Monday.

h3. About Today’s Show

It was one of those Mondays for me, including taking a few hours out to go get my computer from the repair shop. Great that it was fixed fairly fast; stressful for the time I spent working on an alternate one and then re-setting things up. But this is just life isn’t it?

A walk at the end of the day at the Kawai Nui Marsh surrounded by serene beauty and a setting sun reminds me to just follow Lexi and her curiosity for the wonders of life.

Hawaiian words
Kohea: serene weather

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Beach Walk 75 – Quiet Time

Join me for a quiet walk and an opportunity to empty your mind.

h3. About Today’s Show

I had an empty mind today. What a thrill! It’s a rare luxury for me so I indulged. You get to enjoy a cool afternoon at Kawai Nui Marsh and gaze up at the cloud-covered Koolau Mountains.

Hawaiian words
Wai: water
Ka wai nui: big water
ʻumeke pala ʻole: an empty mind

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