The Modern Honolulu
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A very early start to catch our flight from Oakland to Honolulu - took the hotel car but nearly a disaster - the driver thought we were going to SFO & headed that way, luckily I was not dozing & realised we should have gone over the Bay Bridge again so we turned around & did still make it in plenty of time.
Basic breakfast at …
Sooo Honolulu! - how ever much I WANT this to be an exciting blog, I just can't give it to you!
I arrived in Honolulu, 2 days before Sam & at the time, Hurricane Ana was still in full swing - it bucketed down for the full 48 hours & man o man the gale was a blowin' - honestly, I couldn't see two feet in front of me let alone see how …
... due to the heat - but we made it!! (Even with my injured knee after the Christchurch fall..) we finished our hike just after 9 and made our way to Hanauma Bay. This was amazing!! A little enclosed bay with turquoise waters to go snorkelling in. We saw loads of different fish and after about 20 minutes in the water we were swimming with a Sea Turtle - my favourite animal! It was amazing! Best day in a long time! The next day ...
... in me had to go. 9 hours later and there was something comforting waking up to the unfamiliar sounds around me. I'm not talking trains, planes, or automobiles here people. Let me try and paint the picture here for you....
It was 4 am local time and I could already hear the roosters crow outside my window as they began their daily routine. I got up to release my bladder and laid back down almost too excited to fall back asleep. I did anyhow for a couple more ...
... a quick lunch. After lunch we headed back down poolside to swim with a mermaid (interesting event), enjoy some Hawaiian shaved ice (not to be missed), and take it the sights, music, and craft vendors that were out for Ohana Day. We've heard the late great Israel "Iz" Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole's version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow sung live at least a half dozen times now - and it ain't get'n old. Plus a local girl's surprisingly awesome ...