Tag: Coastal

how to be a tourist in o’ahu

how to be a tourist in o’ahu

After all of these years, and the many visits to my sister, brother-in-law, and niece, it is now that I am realizing that I never posted about how to be a tourist in O’ahu! So here it is! 1. EAT ALL OF THE FOODS That includes, shave ice, plate lunches, poke, and much, much more. … Continue reading how to be a tourist in o’ahu

hiking the westernmost point of o’ahu

hiking the westernmost point of o’ahu

Also known as Ka’ena Point State Park, Ka’ena means, “heat” in the Hawaiian language. And not without reason - this 5 mile round trip hike provides no relief from the sun, as there aren’t many trees around for shade. What it does provide is excellent coastal views. There’s also a bird (moli) sanctuary, and some … Continue reading hiking the westernmost point of o’ahu

there’s more to the great ocean road than the 12 apostles

there’s more to the great ocean road than the 12 apostles

If you like coastal drives, you’re going to want to check this one out. The Great Ocean Road was built by returned soldiers from 1919 to 1932 as a memorial to soldiers killed during World War I. It stretches for 151 miles, starting in the town of Angelsea in Victoria. Since I joined a day … Continue reading there’s more to the great ocean road than the 12 apostles

what it’s like being stuck in a snowstorm in northern ireland

what it’s like being stuck in a snowstorm in northern ireland

The Giant’s Causeway is huge area of basalt columns, all squeezed together. It is located in Country Antrim in Northern Ireland, which is about an hour drive from Belfast. The legend is that an Irish giant named Finn MacCool, was challenged to a fight by a Scottish giant, who lived right across the North Channel. … Continue reading what it’s like being stuck in a snowstorm in northern ireland

all roads lead to the cliffs of moher

all roads lead to the cliffs of moher

I know the expression is, “All roads lead to Rome”, but I figured since this blog post subject is meant to be taken literally, I’d switch up the saying. With that in mind, here are a few pictures from towns leading up to/from the Cliffs of Moher: Bunratty Castle - located in County Clare, Bunratty … Continue reading all roads lead to the cliffs of moher