A quick note about the women's Roxy Pro surfing championship pictures... I have a LOT of them to share, but I'm almost out of photo space for the month of November, so I'm going to wait and share those in early December. I used up a lot of space putting up the men's surfing pics.
Ko'Olina Lagoons is another piece of paradise! There are 4 lagoons down on the very southwestern tip of the island, and everywhere you look is an amazing photo opportunity!
This is the ideal place to go for worry-free beach time. No crashing waves, no surf to knock the kids around. People with babies can go here for easy splashing around. It's a very gradual increase in the depth of the water.... no sudden drop offs.
They are man-made lagoons and have surf-breaks that buffer all the power of the ocean. It's surrounded by magnificent resort hotels and a golf course. And entrance to the lagoons is free!
Isn't that beautiful!?
We also went to Barber's Point yesterday. I had expected a more family-friendly beach here, but it was actually a solid, rocky shoreline. We have to wear shoes to walk along it.
But it was worthwhile in two respects: I can say I've been there now, in my mission to visit every place, beach and sight on the whole island... and there's a lighthouse there!
I don't know what the name of the lighthouse is, as it's unlabeled in my map book... so I'll just call it the Barber's Point Lighthouse. =o)