Saturday, July 31, 2010

north shore: lost beach and sea turtles

Okay, so being a huge dorky fan of Lost I was excited to try to see some Lost Sights while in Hawaii. Unfortunately, the tour you can take costs over $200 which is ridiculous and couldn't possibly be worth that kind of money unless you get to make-out with your choice of cast member at the end. I mean the show is over so their isn't any set for it there anymore. Maybe if I got to go on the Black Rock, ride in the 70s VW Van, spend the night in the hatch, and get thrown around by the Smoke Monster, but really I can go tramping through the jungle for free thank you.  So Zach's dad had the genius idea to search for "Lost Beach" on Google Maps.  Google returned no hits, but did list a Users map which gave directions to get to the main beach where the show was filmed.  
So we found it:
What do you think?
We were not really sure this was it, but we were satisfied enough.
I was hoping for some plane rubble scattered about, but I wasn't really counting on it.
I was surprised how close it was to houses and buildings however.  It seems like it would have been tricky to get the shots you would need without seeing civilization.  But I guess that is the magic of the movies... or TV or whatever.
The highlight of the stop ended up being that there were two sea turtles on the beach and they were amazing to see so close up.

This guy swam back into the ocean while we were there and it was so cool to watch.
I made a video of it and have been trying unsuccessfully for two days to upload it so I finally gave up.
However, I thought the Discovery Channel might be interested in purchasing it, so maybe it is best that I don't put it on the internet for all to see for free.
(Check back to this post later to see if it ever works... that is if anyone actually cares)
So thank you Lost for making my day once more... even if it was accidentally.


  1. Were you talking about making out with Desmond? :)

  2. i am ever so jealous of your sea turtle experience... jerk.
    hawaii and sea turtles? no fair.
    (oh, and happy birthday. jerk.)

  3. That is totally the LOST beach! I would recognize it anywhere:) I think I can still make out Hurley's foot prints. Speaking of making out, I think your idea for a LOST-themed tour is a gold mine waiting to happen. If you could just convince the cast that they were auditioning for a lot of high-paid movie make out scenes... and happy birthday to you!

  4. Angela-In answer to your question... Yes.
    Emily- Remind me to show Finn the undownloadable Sea Turtle video sometime, I think he would like it.... and New York so Whatever!
    Erin- I think you are right. This is my million dollar idea! If that other tour cost over $200 just imagine what I could charge? I'm thinking Smoke Monster Roller Coaster (it already makes the right noise and everything). So many ideas my brain might burst! I'll call J.J later today so we can get working on this... Oh, and thanks for recognizing/ confirming that we were in fact at the right place. I knew I could count on you for that.

  5. I adore sea turtles!! They are one of my favorite things about Hawaii and the ONLY reason I went scuba diving, as I am so scared of fishes.
    I am really enjoying these Hawaii posts and also very jealous.