Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sabbath Afternoon Hike


Our Weekend Memoirs




When I was in the Philippines, I always looked forward to the Sabbath day when I can rest from all "worldly" concerns and spend time with my friends in church doing missionary activities.

When I moved to Hawaii, I was happy to have made friends among fellow SDAs there. When my cousins, Alva and Minnie, came to Honolulu for my wedding, we attended service at a small church at Waimanalo one Sabbath day. In the afternoon, we went with a group of young people who hiked up Makapuu Lookout.

Makapuu Lookout is one of the most beautiful locations in the Windward side of the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The area is well-known to be a migrating path for humpback whales journeying from Alaska to Hawaii. The place has a paved walk, which although steep, leads to terrific panoramic ocean views. The 2-mile trail leads to a lighthouse and a fantastic view of the Oahu coastline and the island of Molokai in the distance. Two small islands, Manana Island and Kaohikaipu Island, can be seen from the lookout.

When we trekked up the lighthouse, it started to drizzle so it became chilly and windy when we reached the top. Cold but refreshing.

My Sabbath afternoon hike up Makapuu Lookout was one of my favorite weekend memoirs.


5 comments:

Bonnie Bonsai said...

That little island on the last picture looks like a Humpback Whale.

Aloha from Australia!

Ebie said...

Friends and family sharing fun makes it more memorable. Love the coastal view from high up.
P.S. I am glad you found a church closer to your home.

Shey said...

A very beautiful scenery. This is a great walking/ hiking destination with awesome views. Good for you. :)

Have a nice week!

Willa-OWM said...

you are lucky to live in such a beautiful places like that. I hope someday we can save enough money and spend a few days in Hawaii.

Arlene said...

Hi Ms Ray, hiking on Sabbath afternoons is one of my favorite weekend activity, too! The photos you shared here are very beautiful. I love them all. :)

Wish you many wonderful weekends in your new community.

Thank you for joining us at OWM this week.

God bless.

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