Hard Core Hawaiian
|Emma samples a classic North Shore treat.|
|Chinaman's Hat sits happily in the bay - I got this shot from the car window at 35 mph|
|This bridge was built in 1921, and has withstood scores of dramatic weather events.|
Expert staff members keep the long lines moving by taking orders in batches.
After loading up with some flavored frozen sugar water, the gang is ready to hit the waves. Clockwise from 12 o'clock are Emma, Rachael, Uncle Mark, and friend Kaili.
Landlubbers Andrew, Karelin, Stephanie (and I) hold down the beach blankets and keep track of the success of our surfers.
Cousin Rachael encourages Emma in the wonderful world of surfing.
Cousin Rebecca rocks the waves - here she bails on a wave so that she doesn't have to paddle all the way back to the good swells.
Emma bides her time, waiting for the perfect opportunity to get up on her board.
Back on land, Uncle Mark starts cooking hamburgers on the hibachi. It's so easy to bring a party to the beach!
My sister and brother in law are such an inspiration to me - they are raising four fantastic kids, and have made room for a temporary fifth - our Emma.
The end of a perfect Hawaiian day. Fortunately, I get a few more of these before I head home.