Uhm...Is It Safe To Go Into The Water?

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Pupukea Tidepools...yup its rocky!
We continued on Kamehameha Hwy along the coast of the North Shore.  To the left was the ultra-blue ocean with frothy white lipped waves crashing on the shore.  Above us was an endless blue sky with tufts of fluffy clouds that seemed to threaten rain but were fortunately benign.  To the right was the lush and verdant tropical rainforest with every shade of green imaginable.  Awh....

After Waimea Bay, Mar pulled off the highway into the parking lot of Pupukea Beach Park.  Adjacent to Pupukea Beach Park is Sharks Cove...can you believe it...I visitied Oahu many times before and have never been here!  So with flip flops on my feet and camera in hand, we scrambled down the sharp volcanic rock to the water's edge.  From above Sharks Cove looked relatively empty...boy was I wrong!!!  Along the edge of the water and hidden behind large rocks were scores of snorkelers and scuba divers either preparing to dive or just getting out.  Since my cousin and I were not prepared to snorkel or scuba, we opted to wade through and explore the Pupukea tidepools and I tested the underwater photo capabilities of my digital camera.  But definitely when I return in October, I am going to snorkel here!  Note to self, bring underwater footwear to protect against sharp coral and jagged volcanic rock!




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Pupukea Tidepools...yup its rocky!
Pupukea Tidepools...yup its rocky!
View Above Sharks Cove
View Above Sharks Cove
The Mouth of Sharks Cove
The Mouth of Sharks Cove
Pupukea Tidepools...Im sinking...
Pupukea Tidepools...I'm sinking...
Pupukea Tidepools
Pupukea Tidepools
Mar
Mar
Hurry up and take the picture...th…
Hurry up and take the picture...t…
Darn fish swim too fast!
Darn fish swim too fast!
Pretty fish
Pretty fish
I got you now!
I got you now!
Wow a school of fish in the shallo…
Wow a school of fish in the shall…
Mar and her token back shot
Mar and her token back shot
Wading in the Pupukea Tidepools
Wading in the Pupukea Tidepools
Fish in the way back
Fish in the way back
You cant hide from me!
You can't hide from me!
I see you!
I see you!
Just keep swimming...just keep swi…
Just keep swimming...just keep sw…
Again token back shot
Again token back shot
Pupukea Tidepools
Pupukea Tidepools
Another school of fish
Another school of fish
Just chillin
Just chillin'
Hmmm...I wonder what lurks in that…
Hmmm...I wonder what lurks in tha…
Check me out!
Check me out!
Whoa...it was deeper than I thought
Whoa...it was deeper than I thought
Dont step on these!
Don't step on these!
How serene
How serene
Hi Mar
Hi Mar
Pupukea Beach
Pupukea Beach
Now my token back shot
Now my token back shot
Waimea
photo by: crystalware