Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Makapuu Beach , Oahu, Hawaii - Photos

Good surf at Makapuu Beach

Makapuu means "bulging eye" in Hawaiian.  This beach is located on the windward side of the island of Oahu and is also at the eastern most point of that island.    The beach is popular for body surfing, but large waves and riptides can make swimming hazardous.    This photo of mine, and the ones following here, are possible references for future paintings.   Let me know your favorites !

Looking towards Rabbit Island and Black Rock

Another view of Makapuu Beach.   The larger offshore tuff cone island shown here is know as Manana or Rabbit Island, partly because it resembles a large rabbit's head and also a rancher once released rabbits there that inhabited the island for a time.   It is now a protected bird sanctuary and is illegal to land there.
The small volcanic islet to the right of Rabbit Island is known as Black Rock or Kaohikaipu and is also a State Seabird Sanctuary.

Makapuu Beach 

This view shows the highway in the background which will take you to Makapuu Point Lighthouse .  Well, it will take you to where you can park your vehicle and hike a 1.75 mile trail to the lighthouse which sits on a 600 foot cliff which overlooks Makapuu Beach.    I had intended to include photos of the lighthouse, but for some reason my computer is not allowing them to upload correctly right now so I will save that for a future post.  

Beautiful plumeria at Makapuu Beach Park 

I will be posting new paintings soon.   Thank you so much for visiting and please return again soon !


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