Saturday, January 24, 2015

Point Panic - Kaka`ako Waterfront Park

A  L  O  H  A !
Click on Photos Please!
" Travel and change 
of place impart 
new vigour to
 the mind. "

This is the entrance to  
Kaka`ako Waterfront Park 
[and Point Panic surf spot]
from the parking area.

Not much to see but 
palm-topped hills, 
because this was a landfill 
since the 1940's
and heavy "fill" 
slumbers within those mounds.

I came here with friends 
before the park was imagined
to drink and play the fool in a dirty,
out of the way area with
a sea view.
You could drive to the top
of the heap then. . . 

 "I can't go back to 
yesterday because 
I was a 
different person 
then. " Lewis Carroll
'The park has changed too.'

 A path winds among the hills,
 but I prefer climbing to the top
where this pipe vents 
the buried landfill spirits.
[But keeps my secrets]

This is a spacious place 
in which to be alone
 with your thoughts - 
or disreputable companions.
But Honolulu is
 all around and 
very close.

To the west are the 
Waianae Mountains rising 
above the flat runways of 
the airport / air force base. 

The Aloha Tower 
[Opened September 11, 1926] 
presides over the 
docks and shipping area
as it has since Territorial Days
Link when it was 
the tallest building
in Hawaii. 

They still run the
 port/harbor from there.

" Silence is 
the best answer. " 
                          The Dalai Lama

To the morning east
 one sees a tiny 
Diamond Head
faded as old denim by 
the sun rising behind.
It's gonna be 
another nice day
in 'paradise.'

 Every park must 
have guardians -

Linking to 
Saturday Critters

- Luckily it seems that
the guardians have friends
of their own.

No surfers today, but
 there is something
for almost everyone here. 
Nature, Sea & Sky
most of all.

 Plus space to 
breathe it all in.

The garbage is gone, or 
at least sleeping below the hills
that look out to sea,
the blue pacific, beyond
the reef.

I imagine
that I can see 
YOU waving!

Aloha, Friends;
Your visit
is the sun on my shore.

                       Fondly, cloudia

Linking to 
Sunlit Sunday

Read about the park, and see panoramic pictures: Kaka`ako Waterfront Park


ANITA said...

Very good post today Cloudia!!Love this one.."I can't go back to
yesterday because
I was a
different person
then. " Lewis Carroll

Wow..soo true!

All the shoots are very nice too:))

Wish you a happy weekend Cloudia!Hugs!

kaykuala said...

Great pics Cloudia! So many quiet corners to go for inspiration surely!


PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a very lovely walk Cloudia, your walks feel a little familiar, like sometimes we're taking the same path :)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Kala'ako Waterfront Park has such lovely vistas. This is a beautiful photographic treat! It must be wonderful to see.

Adam said...

great pictures

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Cloudia. Wonderful post, images and quotes.. The photos are lovely.. Beautiful views from the park and a cute park guardian! Have a happy weekend!

Duckbutt said...

It's a beautiful setting!

Cloudia said...

Thanks, Dears! <3

eileeninmd said...

Cloudia, no problems, I appreciate you linking up your kitty and sharing your post.

Tolga said...

i like your poem,thx :)good week end,cloudia.

Teresa said...

Thanks for taking us on a tour of one of the lesser-known places in Honolulu. A secret garbage mountain, where Cloudia and her disreputable friends played monarch of the hill!! ;)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Happy Caturday, Cloudia!

RedPat said...

Your special place!

Elephant's Child said...

If only more garbage mounds were repurposed that way.
Love the cat guardian, and the vent.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos! The cat is very pretty.

Brian Miller said...

its good that you can still get away to your thoughts there....pretty funny they turned the old hang out into a park....

happy saturday...aloha from va

William Kendall said...

Magnificent views from that park. The kitty looks sweet!

Tammie Lee said...

thank you for the lovely tour
bringing back memories

Cloudia said...

Thanks! <3

Olaf said...

Love it!

Margaret Adamson said...

Fabulous photos. Have a great week.

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations said...

Lovely photos... Wonderful thoughts. Smiles...Susan

My Little Home and Garden said...

These provide a distinctly different view than what I see outside my window - a sunny, snow-covered winter day.


Lorrie said...

Gorgeous photos, Cloudia. Quiet beauty and lovely sunshine, ahhh.