I had never visited the North Shore prior to this day, so rented a car in Waikiki and made the short drive to check out Shark's Cove, its highly touted Shave Ice (which did not disappoint), Pipeline, Turtle Bay Resort, and whatever else I could find along that stretch of road.
Welcome to my travel blog. Thus far, I have shared a few of my recent trips, some highlights below :
1) Japan, Sep 2014. With the allure of a very foreign culture to me, non-English speaking, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Shinkansen (bullet trains), Tsukiji fish market, and Sumo wrestling, it was time for a two week break from life and traveled to Japan for the second half of September. Wow, what an amazing place, just loved every minute I spent there exploring.
2) On assignment in Berkeley, CA (Sep 2008 - Apr 2009). I explored the San Francisco Bay area in some detail during the weekends I was there ... full info
Shark's CoveThe actual Cove is directly across the street, whereas the grill (a collection of street food vendors via food truck) sits on this side of the road to the immediate right. The Shave Ice stand was the clear favorite for me.
Shark's Cove TidepoolAnybody that entered the water was staying in this area. Water was shallow and little in terms of waves with the occasional wave rising over those rocks and dumping a small amount of water into the tidepool. Lots of fish could be seen swimming around here.
Cool ShrubberyI thought this might be something specific to this specie of shrub, but later saw a local grooming these shrubs with scissors.
Shark's CoveLooks inviting doesn't it? Especially when you hear about it from others that know how cool an area it is. But, beware the waves this, and many other days from Oct-Apr. They can rake you across the rocks very easily.
Strong Waves in Shark's CoveWaves like this one kept me from even considering getting in the water in Shark's Cove. I instead dabbled in the tidepool area to the left where there were no waves, but you could still easily see fish swimming about
Small fish in rock cavityHow these things were living here, a few feet above the water level, I do not know. Maybe when strong storm surges bring the water level up, these guys have a means to leave these little pools in the rock. I saw about four or five individuals in this one cavity