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Outrigger Travel Blog - Beaches

Total Number of Entries - 23
  • Kapalua Coastal Walk

    Destination: Maui

    I didn’t plan it. Seriously. But I went on a bird walk in West Maui. In my defense, I thought it was a fitness walk. When will I accept that I am a birder? Am I in denial of age? Because, stereotypical or not, I always think of birders as, well, older. Or am I in denial of the feathery cute- and cuddly-ness of birds? I met Ben Auerbach at Kapalua Spa at the decent hour of 9:00 a.m. A couple from Wisconsin, a mother and daughter from Dallas, Texas and another couple from Central California joined us.

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  • Kaanapali Beach Walk

    Destination: Maui

    jumping off black rock on mauiThe beginnings of the resort community of Kaanapali go back as far as 1957, with the first resort hotels built in the early 1960s. Kaanapali Beach fronts the entire resort complex, beginning at Hanakaoo Beach Park on the south end and ending three miles up the coast at Honokowai Beach Park. The beach is split almost in half by Black Rock.

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  • Foto Friday: Fisherman on a Rock

    Destination: Kauai

    fisherman casting line into wave on kauaiThe other evening, an hour before sunset, I went for a walk on an east side Kauai beach. Ostensibly, I was looking for a Hawaiian monk seal with a possible infection to his face, after a fishing hook had been removed (by a permitted team from NOAA) from his jaw a week or so ago. I didn't find the monk seal, but I did find great frigatebirds flying overhead. And nene. And red-footed boobies. Off-shore, several whales breached and tail-slapped as an outrigger canoe passed in the foreground. A couple of surfers had figured that the north/northwest swell was wrapping around the island in such a way that an unusual surfbreak would be just about the right size for them. And a fisherman cast his poll into breaking waves. There really are few better ways to end the day.

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