Lanikai Pillbox, Moke’s Bread and Breakfast & Kalama Beach
After 8 days of being home, I finally have an outdoor/beach day. After my Saturday morning ritual of going to the KCC Farmers Market, a long time high school friend asked if I wanted to spend the day on the windward side with a few other people, I gladly accepted.
First stop, Lanikai Pillbox. This hike is arguably one of the easiest hikes that offers some of the best views on the island. The initial park of the hike is a little steep and largely dirt covered, there are ropes along trees to help assist you if it’s too slippery. After the first section, the rest of the hike goes along a ridgeline and may require minimal “climbing” up some rocks (trust me, easy stuff).
Here’s a pic looking north about half way or so into the hike:
Not too much longer we hit the first pillbox and snapped this awesome pic:
looking south you can see the next pillbox which offers a slightly higher vantage point:
and finally, the view from the last pillbox:
Even though the hike was relatively short, it was blazing! Thankfully there was a nice breeze, but we def worked up an appetite. We originally planned to go to Cinnamon’s, but I knew the wait was going to be pretty long. As a backup, we went to Moke’s Bread & Breakfast.
What I like about Moke’s is that it’s simple and gives me this “old school” feel. For those Hawaii people out there, it makes me feel like I’m at Yum Yum Tree, one of my favorite breakfast spots when I was growing up. Their menu is small, but I go with the favorites
and homemade corn beef hash:
Even after feeling like fatties, we decided to top the afternoon off with a visit to Kalama Beach: