Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day 4 - Part 2 of 3 - Historic Haleiwa Town

January 15, 2010 - After discovering the wedding chapel, it was time to get out and explore more of the island of Oahu. We again headed to the north shore to watch waves and see what else there was to experience.The waves were only about 6 footers so we were a little disappointed. The forecast for Sunday is 30 feet, but we will have to miss the big ones. We were going to go to Sunset Beach until we learned that there was an international surfing contest and the parking along the beach would be impossible. On the way, we got curious about the little town of Haleiwa. We had seen the signs promoting the city along the road. It turns out that Haleiwa is a former Dole Pineapple Plantation town that has gone hippie/surfer. It has a nice collection of art galleries and surf board shops.

No surfing town would be complete without a fine collection of VW Microbusses.

There really isn't much to see in town. For some reason, there were loads of Japanese tourists walking around town.

Here is our Alamo rental. We like having a convertible for touring the island. As for the Chrysler Sebring, it is two notices below a VW Microbus on the quality scale.

More waves near Haleiwa

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