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Alan Davis Beach & Pele’s Chair

This past weekend while on a run to Kaneshiro Poultry (DBA OK Poultry) in Waimanalo for a restock of the best eggs on the planet, I decided to make a detour afterward at Alan Davis Beach & “Pele’s Chair”. Located on the Kaiwi Shoreline Trail, quite literally, right below the Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail. Following are photos of that trek. Enjoy. ;-)


Kaiwi Shoreline Trail starting point from the Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail parking lot


Kaiwi Shoreline Trail


Kaiwi Shoreline Trail


Kaiwi Shoreline Trail


Entering Alan Davis Beach from the Kaiwi Shoreline Trail



Alan Davis Beach


Alan Davis Beach


Alan Davis Beach


Alan Davis Beach


Alan Davis Beach


Alan Davis Beach

Alan Davis Beach


Alan Davis Beach, with Koko Crater flanking the background


Alan Davis Beach rock piles (note, no more da’ diving board anymore… boo!!!)


Alan Davis Beach rock piles (note, no more da’ diving board anymore… boo!!!)


Alan Davis Beach


Alan Davis Beach


Alan Davis Beach, with the Kaiwi Shoreline Trail continuing its path alongside it


“Pele’s Chair”


“Pele’s Chair”


“Pele’s Chair”


The absolutely breathtaking view you’ll see toward the left as you stand by (or dare you sit in) Pele’s Chair


The absolutely breathtaking view you’ll see toward the left as you stand by (or dare you sit in) Pele’s Chair


A sea cliff “cave” right below “Pele’s Chair”


Rocky Jetty right in front of “Pele’s Chair”


I love to hike the trails off the beaten path, but not THAT much lol

Time for Pomai’s “silly selfie” moments…


Waimanalo Beach is absolutely GORGEOUS! (well I am too, if you’re into that kinda thang lol)


Fishing Waimanalo Blues


Waimanalo Poke Shop recently opened next to 7-Eleven in Waimanalo (by the beach park), adjacent to Keneke’s and Ono Steaks & Shrimp Shack; the latter of which also owns this shop. They sell fresh-made Poke, Poke Bowls, Dry Aku, Poi, marinated meats, smoked meat & fish and other local faves.


Keoki Emond and his lovely wife Cory, owners of Ono Steaks & Shrimp Shack and Waimanalo Poke Shop in ‘Nalo, a.k.a. “God’s Country” (photo taken 11.20.16)


Waimanalo Poke Shop’s Smoked Belly Pork… pan-fry ‘dat buggah and whack ’em ‘wit poi and you KNOW that’s gonna’ be rockin’ it!


Ono Steaks & Shrimp Shack Steak Plate


Ono Steaks & Shrimp Shack Roast Pork


Ono Steaks & Shrimp Shack Smoke Meat Plate (from a previous visit)


Kaneshiro Poultry, DBA OK Poultry in Waimanalo is currently open 7:30am to 1pm Wednesday thru Sunday, CLOSED on Monday and Tuesday… THIS is where you can buy THE BEST EGGS ON THE PLANET, PERIOD. Wait, that didn’t sound right. LOL!


Kaneshiro Poultry medium “TKG” eggs trays (30 each) – 2 for $10!!!


Kaneshiro Poultry farm fresh (laid that day!) X-large “TKG” eggs tray (30 each) – $9.50


Kaneshiro sunny side up egg atop a toasted English Muffin, where notice how vibrant the color is of the yolk, thanks not only to its freshness, but also the addition of paprika in the chicken feed.


Kaneshiro sunny side up egg atop a toasted English Muffin… buss’ that yolk fo’ stay get “gravy all ovah”!


Pomai’s take on Tamago Kake Gohan (Egg Splashed Rice): Kaneshiro Egg over fresh hot rice, with slivers of Spicy Maui Takuwan, negi and a drizzle of Kawanaka Shoyu…. oishii-so!

All that said and seen, to you and yours, Happy Thanksgiving! ;-)

5 thoughts on “Alan Davis Beach & Pele’s Chair

  • November 25, 2016 at 2:36 am
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    Your shots of Alan Davis beach are outstanding.  I love them!  Really makes me miss Hawaii/Honolulu a lot.  In all the years I lived in Honolulu, I never made my way to Alan Davis beach since in those days, it was kinda inaccessible.  But even today, it looks pretty clean and nice.  In my day, I spent countless days and hours shoreline fishing on Maui in some pretty remote areas with my family, and the same is true about spearfishing/diving along the North Shore and Makaha/Kaena Pt since of Oahu.  So I can really appreciate places and images like that of your Alan Davis photos.

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    • November 25, 2016 at 9:52 am
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      Alan,

      You’re right. Back then Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail wasn’t open to the public, so to get to Alan Davis Beach, now easier  to get to from the MLT parking lot, you’d have to go from either the Kalaniana’ole roadside, or all the way from Sandy’s, which is an even further “hike”. Even now, the walk there from the parking lot will leave you gasping for water on a hot sunny day.

      Of all the years in my youth hitting Sherwoods, Makapu’u and Sandy Beach, I don’t ever recall kids my age talk about going to Alan Davis Beach nearby for that very reason: it was inaccessible from a practical standpoint. Not to mention it’s not really a great surf spot, but more for fishing, swimming and sunbathing. Now it seems all the rage with the teenagers, however on the day I went last weekend it was surprisingly slow, even on a hot sunny day. Not sure if the removal of that diving plank (used to be a telephone pole) has anything to do with it. Seems that diving board off the rock jetty was a big draw there.

      According to the Honolulu Star Bulletin, Alan Davis Beach got its name from Corporate official Alan Sanford Davis, a head trustee of Campbell Estate, who once had a beautiful home there and called it Wawamalu Ranch. However on April 1, 1946 a tsunami ripped away the ranch and scattered pieces as far away as Hanauma Bay and Kalama Valley. Now I believe that entire area of the Kaiwi shoreline has been designated by the state as reserve land, so no developers can buy in there. Thank God! It’s one of the few absolutely GORGEOUS untouched major swaths of oceanfront land remaining on Oahu, and I hope it stays that way!

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  • November 27, 2016 at 7:59 am
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    Gorgeous views. I really need to go to Hawaii, and I was considering it, but I’ve decided to return to New Zealand this winter (south island, my favorite place on earth) instead. Maybe someday I’ll get to Hawaii.

    Someone’s been on a UB40 kick lately… my favorites are Rat in mi Kitchen and One in Ten (the 808 State remake is good too!).

     

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    • November 27, 2016 at 11:13 am
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      h,

      Shucks, too bad you couldn’t make a stop in Hawaii on your way to or from New Zealand, since it’s along the way. Of course that would involve a whole different flight (and cost) vs. direct. Believe it or not, Hawaiian Airlines now flies DIRECT from Hawaii to New York. That is one LONG @SS flight! Wouldn’t want to be squeezed in a cramped coach seat for almost 10 hours!

      As you may know, many of the scenes for the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy were filmed in New Zealand. The native Maori people look very similar to native Hawaiians, and also share some similarities from the core of their Polynesian language.

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      • November 28, 2016 at 8:22 am
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        I absolutely love New Zealand. Last time I was there was before the LOTR movies, which I had no interest in. I fell asleep through all of them. I did like the books though. I’m not interested in LOTR tourism, and I really hope to find NZ as unspoiled as it was when I was there last.

        I love the Maori people, they are gorgeous inside and out! I am aware of the similarities in language among the Polynesian people, it’s really interesting to me. I especially enjoyed reading this chart about the slight differences between common words: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polynesian_languages#Internal_correspondences There are a lot of crossovers in many islands in Polynesia and Micronesia too.

        Hawaii to New York sounds like a long flight, but it’s much better than a layover, in my opinion at least. I don’t mind really long flights, I hate short and mid-length ones. Last time I went to NZ, it was Mia -ord- lax- akl – chc. The LAX to AKL was the easiest part, though it was 12 hours and I had a middle seat. Though Auckland to Christchurch was nice too, I was seated next to the drummer from The Jesus and Mary Chain. He was astounded that an American was familiar with them.

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