Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Haunama bay

Haunama bay is the star snorkeling spot on Oahu. It is 20-30 minutes out of Honolulu, and full of fish and first-time snorkelers. It looks deserted in the first picture, but if you look close in the second one, you can see the swimming specs in the water. Rest assured, there are hundreds of people here on any given day.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Diamond Head Lighthouse

Diamond Head Lighthouse. I came by this on a morning run, a short ways out of Waikiki Beach

Pink palace mural

Pink palace mural in a mall in downtown Waikiki. The Royal Hawaiian Hotel is such a famous landmark that you see it's likeness everywhere.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Makua and kila

This is the coolest fountain. It is along the beach front in Waikiki. The landscaping along the public beach in downtown Waikiki is really well down. This particular scuplture is right across the street from Starbuck's.

Boardwalk - Waikiki

Walkin my surfboard. I love seeing people just walking down the city streets with their surfboards.

Evening at Black Rock

On Ka'anapali Beach, at the Sheraton Maui, there is a torch lighting ceremony every night. There is music, a hula dance relating Hawaiian history, and the torch lighting cliff diver.

I was able to watch the Hula Dancer from within the lagoon that snakes through most of the Sheraton Maui's property. You can step right in to it from the swim up bar.

The torch lighting ceremony begins somewhat before sunset, possibly so as not to interfere with getting seated for dinner at one of the many restaurants. If you look closely, you can see a lone stick of a figure out on the rocky point that juts out into the ocean.

This is the cliff diver, having finished lighting the torches on the path out to the end of the Black Rock,, and now about to dive into the ocean.
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Friday, May 25, 2007

Duck tour - waikiki

Duck tour - waikiki

View from Balcony of The Royal Hawaiian

Pink umbrellas, pink towels pink awnings on the beach in front of the Pink Palace (aka The Royal Hawaiian.

Diamond Head, plus, some of our neighbors balconies.

View from our balcony

Cruise Ship Anchored off Lahaina

Huge cruise ship sitting offshore of Lahaina several times a week. It looks very odd and out-sized floating out there so close to shore.

Another ship more permanently moored in the foreground. I think they planted it there for the tourists to take pictures of. It looks impossibly picturesque.



Different Kinds of Koi

This and the last photo are from a cool water fountain at Whaler'S Village on Ka'anapali Beach,

This photo from the Sheraton Maui, where the Koi in the ponds are HUGE.

Koi, some are real, some fake.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Chings Pond

photo courtesy of TBG
A brief refreshing stop on the way home from Hana, at Ching's Pond,

Monday, May 21, 2007

Sunrise at Red Sand Beach

Red Sand Beach, Hana.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

View of Kaanapali Beach

View of kaanapali beach from our balcony at the Kaanapali Alii Condos

Fierce Dolls

Fierce dolls last seen at the 24 hour Star Market in Kahului

Friday, May 18, 2007

Christmas tree-shaped ginger

Christmas tree-shaped ginger looked like it was working overtime.

Red Sand Beach

Red sand beach in Hana

Hana Town Evening

Church established here in 1838. Even in this tiny town, there is more than one.

Banana trees with a load of bananas attached.

This is apparently where boat floats grow.

Frog late at night, hiding motionless in plain sight.
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Exploring Hana Town

Things move a little slower here.

The laundr-o-mat.

Community Bulletin Board outside the Hasegawa General Store. It even included a recent death notice. (click to enlarge)

And something more fun.
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Hana road: Wai-'anapanapa cont.

The aptly named Black Sand Beach.

Believe it or not, this you can walk through this lava tube.

This little girl stands at the other end.

Sea Arches. There is one in the foreground of the photo, and one in the distance, in the last rocky outcropping.