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5 Things We Love

For Monday, February 24, 2014


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 24, 2014

~~<p><strong>Secluded spot offers gorgeous view</strong></p>
<p>It's worth the 15-minute trek from my beat-up ride to enjoy the same view as the million-dollar homes dotted along the Portlock coast known as China Walls. On any given day there's a YouTube moment, no matter what the gods may offer, whether a green-flash sunset, whales breaching or surfers skimming the jagged coastline on temperamental waves. OK, so I'm a lawn chair athlete, but I share in the adrenaline rush of those who plunge from the Walls' steep cliffs into a thrashing ocean, gasping as they take that leap, crossing my fingers that they make it back OK. Even without such drama, located at Hana&shy;pepe Place, just beyond what's formally known as Koko Kai Mini Beach Park, it's a peaceful pau hana spot with one's beverage of choice dressed in a brown paper bag and some brie or ahi shoyu poke, if that makes for a better pairing. Just make sure: no loud music and clean up after yourself. Gotta be pono with the neighborhood. &mdash; <em>Ruby Mata-Viti</em></p>
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Secluded spot offers gorgeous view

It's worth the 15-minute trek from my beat-up ride to enjoy the same view as the million-dollar homes dotted along the Portlock coast known as China Walls. On any given day there's a YouTube moment, no matter what the gods may offer, whether a green-flash sunset, whales breaching or surfers skimming the jagged coastline on temperamental waves. OK, so I'm a lawn chair athlete, but I share in the adrenaline rush of those who plunge from the Walls' steep cliffs into a thrashing ocean, gasping as they take that leap, crossing my fingers that they make it back OK. Even without such drama, located at Hana­pepe Place, just beyond what's formally known as Koko Kai Mini Beach Park, it's a peaceful pau hana spot with one's beverage of choice dressed in a brown paper bag and some brie or ahi shoyu poke, if that makes for a better pairing. Just make sure: no loud music and clean up after yourself. Gotta be pono with the neighborhood. — Ruby Mata-Viti Login for more...



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