Last day in Hawaii

Trip Start Nov 01, 2012
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Trip End Mar 06, 2013


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Thursday, February 21, 2013

A day tour of North Oahu included a visit to Kualoa Ranch which is located on the north eastern side of Oahu in the Hawaiian countryside 45 minutes from Honolulu. The ranch was established in 1850 as a 4,000-acre working cattle ranch, extending from the steep mountain cliffs down to the sparkling sea. The ranch terrain varies from dense rainforest to broad open valleys and from beautiful white sand beaches to verdant cliff faces - this bizarre geographic location makes it an ideal film location. Kualoa has been the site of Hollywood films such as Jurassic Park, Windtalkers, Pearl Harbor, Godzilla, Tears of the Sun and 50 First Dates as well as TV shows such as the old and new Hawaii Five-O, Magnum P.I. and LOST. K loved the ranch as she is a bit of a movie buff and M just got dragged along.  The 32 gig card was in overdrive as K and snapped Godzilla foot prints, the LOST jungle, Jurassic Park's back drop and she took enough footage of the bunker to re-make Pear Harbour .

 With the ranch ordeal over, K got back in the good books with an amazing eagle eye spot of some green sea turtles snoozing on a beach.  Moments later we parked ourselves about 1 metre away and shared some of their lazy day.  The green sea turtle is also known as the green turtle, black (sea) turtle, or Pacific green turtle and as it is listed under the Endangered Species Act we think we had a pretty lucky day.

After an exhausting morning we indulged one of the 3 things that seem to occupy most time in Hawaii and stuffed our faces at the infamous 'Shrimp Shack' - the other two things appear to be surfing or lazing about which neither of us are very good at.  

Our final day in Hawaii was very pleasant, but we don’t see ourselves rushing back, though I am sure in time we will only remember the nuggets
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