Monday, April 20, 2015

Diamond Head Kuilei Cliffs

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
Diamond Head

" The less open-minded 
someone is, 
the more open-mouthed 
they tend to be. "
Nicole Azavedo

Diamond Head Crater, Kapiolani Park
" We have 
just enough religion 
to make us hate, 
but not enough 
to make us love 
one another. "
                      Jonathan Swift

These surfers are
 walking along Diamond Head Road. 
The cliffs are 
the seaward edge of the crater.
It's ALL Diamond Head.

The View beckons 
from Diamond Head Road

The path 
down to the beach

“ True happiness is. . . 
to enjoy the present. "

Diamond Head Light House is the residence of Rear Admiral Cari B. Thomas, commander, Fourteenth Coast Guard District, whose area of responsibility spans over 12.2 million square miles encompassing the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Saipan, Singapore and even Japan. 

DH Light has been District commander's home since 1944. 

"The Diamond Head Lighthouse has guided mariners to Honolulu for more than a hundred years. The original structure was erected in 1899 and the original ironwork of the watchroom and lantern are still in use. The 55-ft. tower we see today was built in 1917 and is constructed of reinforced concrete. The lighthouse can be seen as far away as 18 miles and the light shows a red sector to warn vessels away from the reefs of Waikīkī Beach." Link

"The Revenue Cutter [US Coast Guard] Lawrence sailed into Honolulu Harbor Sept. 4, 1849, escorted by Native Hawaiians in outrigger canoes. This marked the beginning of the U. S. Coast Guard presence in the Pacific. For the next 90 years, cutters from the West Coast routinely plied Hawaii’s waters on patrols. In 1939, the Fourteenth Coast Guard District was established ashore in Honolulu with 230 personnel.   Link

Pack out your trash.
Do NOT approach
 Hawaiian Monk Seals!

A Semi-private beach,
plenty of shade,

" Purity and simplicity 
are the two wings 
with which to soar 
above the earth 
and all
temporary nature. "
                    Thomas a Kempis

Back Up the Trail. . .

Linking to
Our World Tuesday

Shared Solitude
is a wonderful
Thank  You-


Tom said...

The view looks good to me. Aloha Tom The Backroads Traveller

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, lovely view of Diamond head and the beautiful beach.. You do live in a gorgeous place.. Wonderful series of photos and quotes. Have a happy Monday!

Elephant's Child said...

What a GLORIOUS place.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Such a beautiful lighthouse and beach!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Your images make me feel at home Cloudia :)

Young at Heart said...

ooh we have sunshine now....what a difference it makes!!

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Yes, a nice way to surf, I love these pictures!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Let's go surfing now!

Teresa said...

What an amazing hike for a Monday morning!! Are you trying to lure us to play hooky in Hawaii?

Magia da Inês said...

O Hawaii é um paraíso terrestre, precisamos preservá-lo... que essa terra continue sempre nos encantando!...

Ótima semana!
♬♪ه° ·.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful photos especially of the light houses.

Karen S. said...

Your first quote, so true. Your photos rock, especially that semi-private beach. It's so inviting.

Cloudia said...

Thanks dear pals <3

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful photos and quotes. Made my day and I hope you are having a wonderful one.

Adam said...

I like the swift quote

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I adore your sea and skies. I'm so disturbed with religion. And people who hurt animals in stupidity... sigh.
Lovely vistas, as ever.
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

William Kendall said...

It's a wonderful place to wander. I enjoy the Diamond Head every time I see it in your posts.

RedPat said...

Love the beach, Cloudia! The 1st quote suits someone I met recently to a tee!

carol l mckenna said...

Cloudia ~ as always beautiful photography and enlightened quotes ~ I so love Hawaii when I visited!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

carol l mckenna said...

Cloudia ~ as always beautiful photography and enlightened quotes ~ I so love Hawaii when I visited!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Tammie Lee said...


Cloudia said...

Jolly! Thanks!

Merlesworld said...

That was a long post, lovely place.
We haven't seen the sun for a while.

TexWisGirl said...

love the blues of the views!

Jim said...


Anonymous said...

That first quote is so true! And I love the lighthouse!

Small Kucing said...

At time like this...i totally agree with "We have
just enough religion
to make us hate,
but not enough
to make us love
one another. "

Just saw news in FB that a group asked a church to take down the Cross from the church building :(

Bob Bushell said...

Stunning place to live.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for sharing your beach and coastline!
The monkey seals look impressive!
Thanks for the American word: gas for fun.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Jonathan Swift definitely got that one right.