Saturday, April 4, 2009

Chinaman's Hat

Every few years or so, my friends and I would make a voyage to Mokuli'i island, otherwise known as Chinaman's Hat. We would walk or swim to the island and then climb to the top, like in the movie "Rapa Nui". To those who have never been there, here are a few pointers:

1) Best to go during low tide (Check a tide chart). You can walk to the island during low tide, but bring a raft or floatation device just in case.

2) Chinaman's Hat is a bird sanctuary, and has also become a fire-ant sanctuary!

3) Check the beach for jellyfish, ask the lifeguard if there was a recent sewage spill (from the bathrooms) and don't forget to look out for sharks!

Other than that, have fun!


Patty said...

"Check the tide." Good rule. Around here, newbies get stuck in the water all the time because they don't think about the tides.

Birds. Yea! Fire ants. No! Jellyfish. We have those, too.

Sharks? No sharks here. Yea!

Sounds like a beautiful place to visit!

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Did you say spillage from the bathroon Lucky????
I almost fell off of my chair laughing. That just caught me as hysterical :)
Great shot by the way. Loved the history lesson about Chinaman's Hat as well.
Thanks for showing us around girl.

Steady On
Reggie Girl

hensly said...

My friends and I are long overdo for our next trip to Chinaman's Hat. The last time we went we had large inflatable rafts. The ladies would ride in style while we (guys) would literally pull the rafts across the water to the island. Not a bad workout actually!