The trip is winding to a close! Today we drove around to the "North Shore"....seems like a long way away, but it's just 30 miles.
This area is where you see the crazy surfing waves in the winter - it's called the Banzai Pipeline. During the summer months, the waves are much more docile. Still lots of surfers out there though!
Since the surfing beaches are not good for swimming (the surf is rough and knocks you down as you try to walk in), we opted for a beach down the road that had a calm bay. This is the Pupukea Beach - popular because there is virtually no current because of the protecting rocks.
This is where you snorkel.
I convinced Duane to walk with me to a "food truck" nearby for lunch. It was really good and fun to have the meal right on the beach.
I went snorkeling a couple of times. Nothing spectacular - but some nice fish.
A nice view on the way back to Honolulu.
And a few miles from the "city" we passed the Dole pineapple plantation. I've never seen them actually growing before....