For the second time, I went to Electric Beach on Oahu. This time I went on a Sunday, and boy was it crowded! Apparently weekdays are much better.
I was extremely upset to see two random men come along and punch a sea turtle on the back. I have no idea what that was about, but it seemed like some kind of macho thing. I wish people would respect endangered species and keep the required two meters away.
Anyway, as I have said before, Electric Beach is where the heated water from inside the power plant on the shore pours out of big pipes.
Lots of things like to come there. Last time I saw a sting ray. This time, several small green sea turtles.
The coral is small. It’s not like Guam, with huge coral stacks that build reefs that dwarf me. There are mostly rocks, and then some small corals living on them.
Even without big corals, there is no shortage of interesting sea life. There are some very pretty sea urchins that live among the rocks.
If you go to Oahu, take the trip out of Oahu and up the coast. It’s worth it.
Particularly if your goal is to see turtles, Electric Beach is a good spot. I noticed that most of the people on the Great Barrier Reef tour with me were out to see turtles. They really are some of the cutest things in the ocean.
I am still sad about the loss of our resident turtle by my house at Fish Eye, whom we called “Larry.” The other turtles here are great, but they are strangers who come and go. Larry was like a friend who was there every day to go for a swim and play.
Still, seeing turtles is always awesome.