Hawaii's got all kinds of fun trouble to get into!
02.12.2013 - 02.19.2013 70 °F
My work day starts around 8am and usually goes until dinnertime. The best part about the daily schedule? The few hours of break in the middle of the day where we're free to do whatever our hearts desire. We either get dropped off or we ride the farm's bikes
I'm at a beach at least five days a week. Halona Cove had a little cave that went under the road to the other side where there was a beautiful valley that you can't really see from the road. Lanikai Beach, which has been ranked as one of the best beaches in the world, has corals to snorkel around, islands to kayak to, and beautiful white sand.
Sandy Beach has very talented bodysurfers, skim boarders, and boogie boarders to watch all day long. Waikiki Beach has great people-watching as it is a popular tourist attraction and offers a great place to learn to surf in the summer.
Waimanalo Beach is the closest to the farm, only about a mile away. It's a wonderful three-mile beach that often times only has a few people here and there. The water is crystal clear and there are sometimes decent "little" (by Hawaiian standards) waves that are a lot of fun to play in.
Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore is famous for its huge waves and is known as "the world's deadliest wave" (Banzai Pipeline). Great surfers and boogie boarders tear up the waves just like in the movies. Its a good spot because the waves break close enough to shore where you can watch a surfer shred through an entire tube.
My most recent adventure was this past weekend when me and the other two WWOOFers at the farm ventured up to the North Shore. We bussed up to Malaekahana State Park and camped for the night. We went for a late night swim and warmed up by the fire afterwards while chatting with a local couple also camping near us. Our tent was on top of a slope, overlooking the beach and ocean
We packed up early the next morning and hitchhiked for my first time up to Pipeline. Don't be alarmed - hitchhiking is common in Hawaii and we used our guts and best judgement. The first guy that picked us up took us the whole way and had a big cuddly dog that rode in the truck bed with us. We enjoyed Pipeline then ate breakfast at Ted's Bakery (Ted's) - a MUST if you visit the North Shore. We spent a few hours on the beach, napping, chatting, and watching the surfers. Once sun-kissed and fulfilled, we hitched four rides all the way home which was about 40 miles.
Needless to say, the farm's founders were quite impressed we made it all the way home on our own because of the long distance.
Helena, me, and Patrick - current WWOOFers at the farm. We bonded, worked on our tans, and enjoyed our adventure together.
Every day brings something new to explore and experience. I'm very pleased that I chose to start my journey in Hawaii and highly recommend visiting these islands to see what Hawaiian life is all about.