Wandering along Ka Iwi Coast tidepools

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The rugged Ka Iwi Coast on the east side of Oahu is a great place to wander.  Lots of tidepools and little surprises.

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Oahu’s last active lava flow met the sea here many moons ago, and the beach is now a fascinating mix of coral and lava.

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A few nice shells are scattered here and there.

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The line on this fish’s back makes it look like he’s looking up and frowning.

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Lots of little reef fish in the pools.

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Some of the fish have very good camouflage.  Look closely and you will see the fish in the center below.

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It’s always nice to see the Coast Guard on the job.

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The empty shell of a large crab still stands guard too.

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Koko Crater looms in the background.

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This old engine block has seen better days.  It’s almost like an archeological find.  But not quite.  Just another reminder of the modern world.

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