Sand Island sojourning: Part I

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Sand Island is an unusual place.  Connected to Oahu by a drawbridge, Sand Island is a mixture of shipping, industrial, and municipal infrastructure facilities with a pretty raw coastline of tidepools and scrub.  A cattle egret hunts for lunch above.

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And a different kind of bird takes off from nearby Honolulu International Airport …

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… and flies toward Diamond Head and Waikiki for some sight-seeing adventures.

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And even bigger bird takes off toward the U.S. mainland …

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… leaving behind a world of waves and tidepools.

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They look like concrete bunkers but these are probably really part of an old breakwater or outfall pipe structure.

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And these look like giant sponges or decayed trees, but upon closer inspection they appear to be the remains of a large insulated pipe that has rusted away.

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Not too many visitors to this stretch of coastline, but somebody has been making a real effort to make it look tidy.  Dig the white coral borders along the bushes and scrub.

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And somebody even spelled out “Aloha.”  Cool!

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A natural puka worn into the shoreline by the waves.

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And more tidepools.

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Tug boats slip out of Honolulu Harbor to meet an incoming vessel.

 

 

 

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