Today we drove out to Sunset Beach on the North Shore. It’s about a 1-1/2 hour or 2 hour drive, depending on the traffic and how lost you get.
Dexter suggested the spot; it helps to have an advance scout in the party. Even for mid week, a number of other beaches were too crowded to find parking.
The beach had pretty high surf offshore, and it was very windy, but the water near shore was calm enough. There was a reef further out, and I spent some time snorkeling out there. We’ve heard that the reef wildlife isn’t very good here compared to on the big island of Hawaii, but in a few minutes I enjoyed quite a short little swim. I don’t know the fish, but there were yellow, blue, and green ones. I can’t tell you how they taste.
Dexter and Kora led us to a pizza joint off the beach, where we enjoyed two meaty pizzas. Then we headed back in time to get into the Honolulu rush hour traffic jam.