What a way to spend a September 3, 2007 Labor Day but to jump in my car and cruise down to the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii! Being a Realtor Associate® on Oahu is a luxury and I surely don't take it forgranted. No matter where I take my clients there is going to be breathtaking scenery all around us and we have laws of the land to abide by such as in this post: Purchasing Hawaii Vacant Land? Ancient Hawaiian Burial Sites and Laws
I had been cooped up in the house for two days resting my injured back. I woke up refreshed for the first time in two days and I did my morning ritual of checking my Active Rain blog for comments to respond to and so forth.
A quick trip to the grocery store and I thought, "I can't sit here all day again" And off I went! T-shirt, jeans, camera and me. It's a ME Day! So I drive from Waipio Gentry, through Mililani, past Wheeler Army Air Base (Schofield Barracks is right behind it), through Wahiawa town and voila! Driving down the Highway I snapped the picture above because from here it opens up to a gorgeous view of the ocean and the first peek at the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii that's pictured in the distance.
Entering Historic Haleiwa town. Haleiwa (Home of the Iwa bird) was a sugar plantation town for over 100 years until 1996 Wailua Sugar (Oahu's last sugar plantation) shut down. Haleiwa remained "country" and in 1984 Haleiwa was designated a Historic, Cultural and Scenic District. Shopping and places of interest:
- North Shore Market Place
- Surf and Cultural Museum
- Haleiwa Shopping Plaza
- Wyland's Art Gallery
- Haleiwa Art Gallery
- Boutiques and Shops along the main street
- Haleiwa Joe's Restaurant (In 1899 this was a luxury 40 room hotel!)
- Shell Craft stands and more! (below)
I passed the Haleiwa Boat Harbor to the beach and got out to take some pictures. Above is the boat harbor with the Waianae Mountain Range in the background.
- The Hawaii Shark Tours in Haleiwa was owned by notorious daredevil and shark feeder Jimi Hall who passed away in May of 2007 when he was filming himself parachuting off a 4,000 foot cliff on Baffin Island and slammed into the side of the mountain.
Located right outside of Historic Haleiwa Town is the Kawailoa Ranch and they offer a wide range of boarding options. The North Shore of Oahu is also known for its history of ranching and farming too!
Kawailoa Ranch, Co.
61-676 Kam. Hwy., Haleiwa, HI 96712
phone: (808) 637-4224
The ranch was also conveniently located right before (and across the street) from the beach I was heading to so I pulled over to the right when I saw these horses grazing. Back in the 1970's (as a teenager) this ranch was the owned by the Meadow Gold Dairy. We would drive in and there was a small little petting zoo and a big milk cow. We would stop and tease the monkeys in the cage and pet the goat and peer at the cow. I watched the horses for awhile just minding their own business and oblivious to my presence and then went on my way.
Let's go surfin' now, everybody's learning how, come on and safari with me! (beach boys surfin safari 1962)
Laniakea Beach, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii- Paradise of the Honu (sea turtle) watchers. Laniakea is also known for surfing and fishing and this was my favorite beach as a teen. (my high school boyfriend was an avid surfer)
Things to consider is you are thinking of purchasing coastal land: Hawaii Coastal Land: *Ponder Before Purchasing*
More Beaches and Parks on Oahu:
VIEW MY TOUR THROUGH HISTORIC HALEIWA TOWN AND PART OF THE NORTH SHORE!
Century 21 Liberty Homes, Mililani, Hawaii
Office of the Hawaii Military Relocation Specialists for over 32 years!
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