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Saturday, December 09, 2006



When I finished my shift on Friday morning I wasn't feeling too well. The roast beef wrap I had eaten earlier in the shift was having a bad reaction. Very bad reaction. Made my post here and went to bed and then woke up every hour for a rapid trip down the hall. Thusly, I called off for the night.

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So you are coming to Hawai'i and want to do a bit of "skinny dipping". First off, it is illegal to enjoy the beaches au natural. That being said, the fact is that it is a common practice. With the exception of O'ahu (Honolulu), every island have places where people go to commune with nature unencumbered by clothing. These locations are distant from the population centers and the police, typically, turn a blind eye. Today's PICTURE GALLERY features the more commonly known locations on the "neighbor islands". One caveat, on Mau'i the police do raid Little Beach about once a year for public nudity (i.e. indecent exposure) violations. As with most States, there is a flaw in this law. To actually constitute a crime the exposure must be done for the purpose of sexual gratification. In other States, court decisions have found that nudity, in and of itself, does not meet the criteria of the language of the law for a criminal violation. Every couple of years, Native Hawai'ians will protest at Little Beach, complaining that the nudity is an insult to their island heritage. This is absolute bullshit. Prior to the arrival of the missionaries, the local population always swam in the nude and women seldom wore anything above the waist.

Anyway, those are the facts, so enjoy yourself but be cautious.




Honokohau Harbor Beach, Big Island

Kehena Beach (Dolphin Beach), Big Island


Donkey Beach, Kaua'i

Secret Beach (Kauapea Beach), Kaua'i


Papohaku Beach, Moloka'i


Little Beach at Makena (Pu'u Ola'i Beach), Mau'i

Red Sand Beach in Hana (Kaihalulu Beach), Mau'i


"Let's all be careful out there!"