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North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu February 9th 2017

Honolulu 31st January We arrived into Honolulu slightly later than scheduled. Why? Because for the previous two days we had been buffeted by the storms that have been affecting the Pacific and seem to be following us on this cruise. As we came through the channels to the harbour we were greeted by pods of dolphins and a single humpback whale, they appeared just off the port bow. No matter how many times we see these creatures it is still a thrill!! Oahu has a lot to offer the tourists, from the emotional sights of the memorial of Pearl Harbour, especially the wreck of the Arizona to the Punchbowl crater, an extinct volcano which gives a view of the city and where the National Memorial Cemetery for Pacific War Dead is sited. Then there are the ... read more
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North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu January 11th 2017

London!! What a great city. Even though our visit was short and very cold I always have the feeling that I have never finished with this wonderful city. After we all settled into the Marriott, Marble Arch, { great location and very reasonable }, we were out into a very very cold night to visit the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, a lighting and entertainment funfair event that was great. Lots and lots of rides available so the kids {adult kids and young kids } participated on some great rides. A pie and chips for dinner and finally the frosty cold drove us back to the warmth of the hotel . It was even cold enough to stop Di from investigating the shopping in Regent and Oxford Streets. Buckingham Palace, Regents Park, Horse Guards, Big Ben, ... read more
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North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu September 21st 2016

Geo: 21.2647, -157.785I made a last visit to the beach a street away from where we were staying this morning. It was high tide again so the beach had mostly disappeared, but there were a few people swimming and one man snorkelling there. I don't think the snorkelling would have been any good as the reef was a long way out into the sea but I guess turtles may have appeared there.I took a few last photos then we were off to the airport again for the long trip back to Perth.We were lucky this time and the plane is not full so we have a couple of seats each to ourselves.The flight attendant has just given me a glass of French champagne and a bottle of sav Blanc so that should make the journey go ... read more
The beach
Up the street
Up the street

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu September 20th 2016

Geo: 21.2647, -157.785Last day on Oahu today and we woke to rain again, but decided to go check out the northern beaches.We headed out on the freeway and it started to fine up so we stopped off at the outlet stores to see what sort of sales they had on. It was all the usual designer stores and they were all advertising 40 to 50% off which would have been useful if we had needed any designer gear.Ross managed to get a couple of pairs of chinos but we couldn't find anything else to waste our money on.People started arriving by the bus load from Waikiki so off we went to see the beaches.You could see the back of the mountains that we rode through yesterday but you couldn't get anywhere near them because of the ... read more
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The beach

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu September 19th 2016

Geo: 21.2646, -157.785It was raining this morning when we got up which was a bit disappointing as it was supposed to be fine all this week after they had awful weather last week due to a tropical storm that had caused some flooding in the area.We set off anyway for Dillingham field for Ross' flight in the biplane. When we got there the pilot, Bruce was just landing in his Waco biplane after taking a couple for a ride. He ended up talking us into going in that plane which allows for two people to sit side by side in the front, albeit rather squashed up.Off we went over the route that took us over where the Japanese had gone during the attack on Pearl Harbour. It was very windy in the open cockpit which made ... read more
Ross in the plane
Aircraft carriers
Pearl harbour

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu September 18th 2016

Geo: 21.2647, -157.785It is a fine day today so we set off to see the leeward side of the island. We passed a few beaches and the rocky coastline. There were some crazy people fishing off the rocks with waves crashing around them which reminded me of Albany, where a King wave is likely to be your demise.After going along the coast we turned back up towards the mountains and stopped at a lookout which looked towards Koko mountain where there is a ridiculously steep pathway leading to the top of the grassy hill. We could see people traversing their way up and imagined that the view from the top would be rather good but you would want to take a lot of water with you.Some of the viewpoints we stopped at were crowded with tourists ... read more
Koko mountain track
Lookout view
Crazy fishermen

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu September 17th 2016

Geo: 21.2646, -157.785Rising at 6.00am this morning we headed to Pearl Harbour to visit the Arizona memorial and see the battleship Missouri and the aircraft museum.We thought you had to get there by 7.00 am to get one of the tickets to the memorial as they take you out there by small ferry and there is a limited number of people allowed to go each day.When we got there just after 7.00 there was a long line waiting to get in and while we were standing in line I heard a young woman say that people got there early because the first 1300 tickets were free. So it wasn't the limited number, it was just that you got a free ride! Anyway we got through and got our tickets for the ferry which wasn't to go ... read more
The Missouri and the memorial
Diving suit in the museum
The bridge to Ford island

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu August 27th 2016

Geo: 21.3069, -157.858Why is it that when I am a passenger in a car on a long trip I can happily doze off, but I just can't sleep on planes?We are on our way to Honolulu in a very uncomfortable Qantas jet and it is nearly midnight, Perth time. The entertainment consists of a few movies on a screen that is smaller than my mini IPad.Qantas have obviously made their record profit by cutting costs on their long haul flights as the dinner service was pretty average and they have neglected to give us even a disposable toothbrush, let alone the usual eye mask and ear plugs.As usual, the plane is full so there is no chance of stretching out on spare seats. We always seem to be unlucky in that respect.Another 7 hours and we ... read more
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North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu January 19th 2016

I AM BIG ON SNOWBOARDING BUT SINCE THERE IS NO SNOW IN HAWAII I TOOK UP SURFING.... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu December 30th 2015

After a Month of Looking at places in Hawaii I finally moved in about 3 days ago to a official address feels good to get this huge part out of the way But after a month of living in hostels was awesome in its own way don't get me wrong I have met A lot of people from all over the world like denmark, australia, sweeden and many more everybody was interesting in there own way Some just traveling for the sake of traveling some actually doing the same exact thing as me just from some where else in the world following there dream of travel and seeing the world there story's inspire me to go do things beyond just live in hawaii for how ever long i choose i cant wait for some of the ... read more




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