Friday, October 17, 2008

Shark encounter!

Not to fear, this shark encounter was on purpose!

You can do it too.

The tour leaves from Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor and lasts two-hours, starting at 7:00 am. Tours are available throughout the day. Shark Adventures uses a custom 32-foot Anderson boat with a swim step on the transom, or back, of the boat. Tours are limited to six persons, so there is no overcrowding. Masks and snorkels are also provided on the vessel "Kailolo II". "Kailolo" means water crazy.

The boat travels offshore from Haleiwa approximately 3 to 4 miles. Once you get to the area, the shark cage is placed in the water and floats at the surface. The water is a cobalt blue and visibility is approximately 200 feet or more. You can actually see the sharks come up from the deep.

While on this tour, you will have the opportunity to see not only sharks, but Hawaiian Green Sea turtles, dolphins and humpback whales, depending on the season.

I strongly encourage you to bring an underwater camera because you will be able to get some of the best-possible Hawaiian shark photographs of anywhere.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Pumpkin carving!

And I thought the cat I carved into a pumpkin last year was great...

Not only did this Wisconsin man grow and carve this pumpkin into a canoe but, according to BBC, he christened it with another small pumpkin! And then he rowed it 150 miles in eight days, for kids with disabilities!

My Hero.

Pick your own pumpkins and carve them into whatever you like here on Oahu!
I found this pumpkin patch online and it looks like a gem:

There are tractor-pulled hayrides, pony rides, food, games and fun for everyone. Aloun Farms and their sponsors are dedicated to educating and sharing agriculture and its potential here in Hawaii. Go spend a family (or friends) day in the country and visit Aloun Farms, located at: 
91-1440 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, HI 96707.

Aloun Farms Kapolei Pumpkin Patch 2008 is open to the public on Saturday & Sunday, October 18, 19, 25 and 26, 2008 from 9am to 5pm.

Parking is $3 and pumpkins will be priced according to individual size. Cash only. No checks or credit cards.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Ok, so renting a movie isn't the most original idea in the world, but since the movie theater in Laie closed, I have been thinking...

There are so many options as far as getting movies goes in Laie.

The most obvious:

The most convenient:

there is a movie renting machine at Foodland and one in the Aloha center, too!

The most free:

And if these places cannot fulfill your movie needs, Net Flix delivers to Hawaii surprisingly quickly!

Got Malasadas?

Morning or night, there's nothing like a hot Malasada.
It's like a Portuguese donut rolled in sugar or cinnamon sugar. You buy them plain or get them filled with haupia, chocolate or custard. This truck is often located in the Foodland parking lot, but not always... so get 'em while they're here!

The truck will be here:
This week!!
November 3-8
December 8-13

Monday, October 6, 2008

Kava Roots Cafe

There is a little place on the north shore just past sharks cove where people gather to enjoy each others company while eating and drinking authentic Hawaiian smoothies and "acai bowls".

The name of the place is "Kava Roots Cafe", it has a very comfortable feel to it with its distinct style.

Here is the address and phone number:

59-059 Pupukea Rd, Haleiwa, HI
(808) 638-5282

Watch this video filmed and edited by Mike Schoneman for more information about Kava Roots cafe and what you can expect by visiting.