Yesterday, we went to my favorite spot on the island. Yes, I am allowed to have a favorite spot having been here twice.
Our favorite spot has crystal clear water. You can see all the way to the bottom while you swim. The ocean is calm and although it drops pretty off into deep water very quickly, the entire floor is sand - no sharp rocks and coral or squishy seaweed like you find in Waikiki.
It is truly the our paradise on the island. The sand is beautiful here, too. Little, tiny, shiny pepples that you can sink your feet into without the fear of scraping your foot on a rock.
Yes, it is hard for us to believe that during the winter months we would merely look at the giant waves barrelling in with enough fear and anxiety to simply stay on the beach. We've only seen it like this - calm, and unable to resist the lure of the teal water. Sunset beach (aka: our favorite spot) is only 1 mile from the Bonzai Pipeline, where some of the best surfing in the world takes place during the winter months.
We've noticed that all the local dogs love the ocean. We saw one in Waikiki jump off the very high groin (think of a cement pier) right into the water where he remained until his owner drug him out. The dog in the picture also loved the water. He swam out with his owner past the teal water to the beautiful blue areas, his dog right along with him. At times, we saw his dog resting on his surfboard.
Hubs and I had been a little disappointed by the lack of sunshine our bodies were absorbing, so I opted to use 4spf tanning oil, while Hubs didn't use a thing. Finally, I am looking tan. Hubs, however, didn't get the same results. He is feeling a little tender today and looking more like a cherry than a beach bum.