Month: June 2014

Summer Time.

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Painted door from Dar Mokri in Fez, Morocco

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“Summer time and the livin’ is easy..” Every time I think of summer ‘Doin Time’ by Sublime comes to mind. Since the beginning of the New Year I wanted to change up my style. Craving that easy boho look to go along with the new attitude that I wanted for 2014 here are some inspirations I pulled off my Pinterest.

Last Summer I wanted to go to different beaches along the coast of California. Needless to say I went to at least 3 new ones, this year I really really want to go to Big Sur. Big Sur will be my goal for the Summer, but I still want to do my research of the best beaches in Southern California. Living in Los Angeles I should be exploring more, this is my home after all.

You might want to know what’s up with the Moroccan doors.. well I will hopefully be traveling to Morocco come 2015. I never want to lose sight of the places I’d like to go, nothing like coloring my life with desire.

Lanikai Beach.

Lanikai One

Lanikai two

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Images above are from Lanikai Beach

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 Popoia (Flat Island)

Saved the best for last, our trip to Kailua! Kayaked my way to Popoia Island which means Flat Island, learned so much about the island thanks to my tour guide. Truly enjoyed watching the water hit the dry coral island something about the colors and textures that I just couldn’t take enough pictures.

Fun Facts about Popoia: Wedge Tailed Shearwater come to the island to nest these monogamous birds are the cutest. The only way they’ll divorce is if they fail to breed and the male is to blame.

The island itself is a Seabird Sanctuary the fine is 10,000.00 if caught disturbing the birds..it might be 5,000.00 still a lot.

Hawaiians once used the island as a fishing shrine where they would offer fish meat to bring in good luck in fishing. The shrine, is no longer there.

This being my first kayaking experience I absolutely loved it. The lifejacket made me feel at ease, I tend to panic in deep water. Such a great experience.

After returning the kayaking gear I met back with my sister and headed to Lanikai(which was on my top three must do’s in Hawaii). Words can’t even describe the beauty of this place, its tranquil and enticing. From the entrance to this beach you know you’re about to walk into something amazing. The weather was amazing that day too it was just perfect.

I am a huge fan of artsy stickers, had to snap a pictures of the ones that were on the entrance post. More specifically I was looking for this pineapple grenade that I saw the first day in Oahu, never saw it again.

Na Mokula (Two Islands) Moku Mui  the larger one and Moku Iki the smaller one are also Sea Bird Santuary locations and activity is limited and according to my tour guide dangerous.

This is the end to my Oahu Bliss…my love for Hawaii is immense and I hope to go back again.

Pineapple Express.

Dole Plantation

Koi Pond right outside the exit of the Pineapple Express

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Dole Plantation Two

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Dole Plantation Three

Dole Plantation Four

Dole Plantation Five

 All images above are from the Dole Plantation

North Shore One

North Shore Oahu Two

Beach off Kamehameha Hwy

Dole Plantation, by far the coolest place EVER! Had no idea pineapples grew from the ground, to think of it never actually put much thought to it. I was pretty amazed while we rode the Pineapple Express, pineapples take their sweet time to grow.. flowering in 20–24 months and fruiting in the following six months.

They had this Koi pond right by the exit of Pineapple Express, so glad I had quarters to feed them. I am easily entertained I could not stop feeding them…that was until I ran out of quarters.

After our excursion at the Dole Plantations we took a dip at a beach near our hotel. Pictures look gorgeous right? Until it started pouring and we had to head back to our hotel. Thankfully by the time we got there it was sunny all over again and my sister and I went snorkeling at Turtle Bay Beach . Gotta love that unpredictable island weather.

Can’t wait to post the last of my adventures in Oahu. I hope you all enjoy my images.

Love,

Sandie