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Manini Beach (Hawaiian Dreaming) [Nov. 7th, 2005|06:53 pm]
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The best part of Manini is below sea level - the hot and cold springs, the river-like ribbons of sand between coral reefs, the fishies. As you can see, the earthly side is also quite enchanting. The black rocks are volcanic and the white ones are coral; to the sides of this entrance point are tide pools teeming with critters of all kinds. The privacy is a plus, too; despite the fact that all Hawaiian beaches are essentially public, we saw maybe ten people there across two days. The first time it was our cheerful crowd of six, and after Jeremy and Josh had returned home to the Madland, we went back with Stan (Dad, mark II).

Cheerful crowd pictured at right.

Cheerful crowd with art nouveau chocolate. (Art not shown.)

This doggy hangs suspended by Josh's coconut bark.

Whose pug was this? She made us play with her for ages.

What's a beach without a mule?

I think this tree looks like a symbol I can't decode.

Dad-in-law Stan with crashing waves

There's a ladybug on Don, and Beth has a snail.

NOW BETH HAS CRABS! Okay, just one crab.

Stan is looking for good pieces of coral, little kid style.

There are some good looking guys at this beach.

[User Picture]From: angelmasters
2005-11-07 11:02 am (UTC)
whoever the young lady is with the braids shes adoreable. im thinking about going to hawaii for my hunnymoon but am truely in a quandry as to where to rest my thoughts on solely.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-11-17 03:02 pm (UTC)
Hi, angel! She's my favorite human, Beth. We only saw one island (the big one) but we really liked it - lots of contrast, and not so crowded.
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[User Picture]From: bec_87rb
2005-11-07 05:43 pm (UTC)
Sooo jealous.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-11-17 03:00 pm (UTC)
Is it dreary and drizzly where you are now? You wouldn't believe how gorgeous the weather is here. (Yes, I'm saying that to make you jealous!)
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[User Picture]From: veranationgirl
2005-11-07 08:47 pm (UTC)
lucky duckie! :D that tree reminds me of my Shiva statue.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-11-17 03:00 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2005-11-07 09:09 pm (UTC)


That looks REALLY fun. Plus, the black pumice is a really cool contrast to the white coral.

That donkey looked REALLY small. Spanish for donkey is burro, so a little donkey would be a burrito... *hides*

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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-11-17 02:59 pm (UTC)

Re: Beeeccccchhhhhh

Hahaha, I just laughed too hard at your 'burrito' comment.
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From: kailorien
2005-11-07 11:21 pm (UTC)
Can sitting on that beach be evern remotely comfortable? *blinks* Okay, maybe its just not what Im used to seeing lol, it looks like it was fun though.
And there was a donkey?
OKay, now I've seen EVERYTHING.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-11-17 02:59 pm (UTC)
You're right! The beach was rocky. Getting comfortable wasn't so easy. Oh, and Jeremy got bitten on the bum by a big poisonous centipede as we sat there. Still, the memories are fond...
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[User Picture]From: starkodama
2005-11-08 01:17 am (UTC)
I wanna go too. ;_;
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-11-17 02:58 pm (UTC)
Have you been down to Wakayama yet? Shirarahama is the one everybody makes a big deal about, but really all the beaches on that peninsula are very pretty.
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[User Picture]From: crims0n
2005-11-08 01:02 pm (UTC)
I see some handsome guys at that beach.

The tree looks like marijuana to me (just the shape).

And I think it's neat how new that land is in terms of development of the earth, since it's all created by lava flows down there. :)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-11-17 02:57 pm (UTC)

You mean that leaf on the Canadian flag? ;-)

I agree - all the new ground (so to speak) is one of the coolest things about the island. Sometime soon I'll post the pictures of the erupting volcano we hiked up.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-11-15 06:30 am (UTC)
You should have asked Don to get out of the way so we could see the good looking guys on the beach. Just kidding, great pics! Jason
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-11-17 02:55 pm (UTC)
JASON!!! We were just talking about how much we miss you and Yukiko. How are you?

Did you go to those beaches I pictured, by the way? Manini and Houkena?
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