Happy to be in Hawaii
I have just returned from a Holiday in Hawaii, A magical experience of these beautiful Islands. I first stayed with my friend who lives in Victoria on Vancouver Island for 5 days, we then flew to Ohau one of the Hawaiian Islands and stayed in a hotel on the beach for 4 days before joining the Cruise ship The Rhapsody of the Sea for a 9 day cruise around the Hawaiian Islands before sailing back to Vancouver. Here are some of the photos I took, I hope I have done it justice
We chose to stay in a hotel right on Wakiki Beach. Our room had a balcony and this is the first view I got of one of the best known beaches in the world.
It wasn’t busy every where, This one was taking looking left along the beach. In the distance you can see the landmark Diamond Head Mountain.
This view was taken looking back towards the hotels. Ours is in amongst them.
Along the beach is a sculpture of the man who is said to have popularised Surfing. He was a very famous Olympic Champion. He was known as Duke Kahanaoku
Next is Pearl Harbour. This platform is right over the warship USS Arizona. It was sunk by enemy fire on the 7th Dec 1041. You can see the ship quite clearly under the waves and it is still leaking oil. There are over 1000 sailors still entombed in it.
Hawaii has quite a Japanese influence, This is me stanting in front of a beautiful Temple
There are so many wonderful beaches on Hawaii. This beach is where those giant waves come in and surfers can be seen riding the surf in the middle of a wave. The next photo is a postcard I bought showing this.
I was Thrilled to bits when we came across to very large turtles resting on a beach. There were also some swimming in the water waiting to come ashore. A fabulous find. The second photo is just a cropped one of the first, but it gives a more detailed look at the turtle
The scenery is spectacular, This one shows how the Lava came down the hillside and set, leaving this very interesting landscape.
The next one shows just how green everywhere is
The Flowers, plants and trees are also amazing, I cannot remember what this one was called, but it was certainly spectacular.
We went to a Luau which is a Hawaian custom.regrettably my camera was playing up, all the photos I took of the show were mostly blurred. But I did manage to take this one of one of the beautiful young girl dancers. Incredible to watch them move their bodies in all different ways. How I wish I could do that.
I was hoping to take some lovely sunsets, but every evening the clouds rolled in so I was not able to. But I did cheat and buy another postcard. Oh how I wish I had seen a sunset like this, it is magnificent.
I have just added this one for Eric. You must try to go to see your friend Eric, The Aquarium is amazing. The battery on my camera ran out when I went but I did get to see anothe one. what do you make of these fish, I thought they looked sort of human with those faces, Erie really.
I really hope you enjoyed my trip to Hawaii with me. I also hope you have found it interesting. I would love you feedback.
Many Thanks Pam x
ps, thank you for all your kind comments, it really is a lovely place, just a pity it is so far away.
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