Oahu. Part 1: Lanikai Beach, Pillbox trail, Waimanalo Park and Sandy Beach.

Let me skip first two days for one simple reason – we didn’t take our camera and relaxed with snorkeling and walking around. The third day my husband was totally sick with his throat and nose and fever so I had to tell “Good Bye” to my dreamy Olomana trail and turn to the beach.

The Lanikai beach was nice and very calm as recommended in Lonely Planet guide for families and snorkeling. But I wanted to have an adventure.


You can take a kayak to the islands in front of the beach or even swim there. I was afraid to swim alone but it didn’t seem too far.


Once I saw people climbing somewhere not far from the beach. And I said myself, if Olomana is not an option for us today, I can take this hike alone. My husband was bored and decided to join despite of his health condition. The trail named pillbox trail wasn’t very hard, but you need to have good shoes. It is muddy and many people fall.

Can be dangerous after heavy rain


Watch some people climbing on the picture below.


A piece of ridge and the view to Lanikai beach front_DSC4303-08Jul2015

Lanikai beach and many many kilometers of water. Amazing!


The view from the other side of the ridge


Wonky stairs to the pillbox. Many people make pictures there.


And finally


Running down is an option. Maybe the one safety option.


Sandy beach is told as a beach for brave. And that is true. i wouldn’t ever enter even with a bodyboard.


There were a lot of rainbows there. Several tropical rains were passing by during that time.


My favorite picture


Selfie lovers. As you may guess they were washed in the water by waves. they were happy to get out quickly._DSC4391-08Jul2015-2

I would stay here forever


In the mirror


Trying to pose according to my beach mood board collection. It wasn’t as easy as it looked indeed.