Every once in a while, when McGarrett & Co traveled up the northern part of the Windward side of Oahu, we caught a glimpse of Chinaman's Hat. It is one of more than 150 islands comprising the Hawaiian Islands. Needless to say, it takes its name from its resemblance to a Chinese coolie hat. Hawaiians call it Mokoli'i, which means “little lizard.”
When the tide is out, people can wade out to Chinaman's Hat from the Kualoa Beach Park; however, too often, the tide comes in before they can wade back. If they are lucky, someone comes along with a boat to return them to the beach park; otherwise, they have to wait for the tide to go back out -- some twelve hours later!!!