Monday started off very rainy in Waikiki. It actually rained most of the day, but I did manage to get to the North Shore of the island and see the only part of Oahu I had not seen on previous trips. The North Shore is surfer’s paradise. Huge waves. You could see guys hangin’ ten everywhere. This is definitely the surfing community of Oahu and Honolulu. Check out a few pics below and a few more on the Hawaii page (scroll the bottom). As I write this I am waiting to board my flight to Sydney… Australia bound, baby! Remember, you can click on any pic to see a larger version.
So the Aussie Adventure begins, but first, with a stop in Hawaii. I’m on a layover here for 3 days. So glad I did this. The flight is extra long. Four hours from Chicago to LA. Five hours from LA to Honolulu and it will be 10 hours to Sydney from Honolulu. So, yes, a break was needed. I have taken several pics on my first day on Oahu. I’ve also created a HAWAII page. I’ll create a page for each city I venture to with more pics of my goings on there. You can also click on any photo for a better view.
Here you can see a shot of a banyan tree. They are all around Hawaii. I love the way the branches intricately weave around each other. Believe it or not, this is just one tree in Queen Kapiolani Regional Park outside the Honolulu Zoo. There are more pictures on the HAWAII page.
Also in the park, is this statue of Gandhi. Yes, everyone gets leised in Hawaii. Even Gandhi.
And finally, I went whale watching today for humpback whales. It’s migration season. It was a gorgeous day, but the whales were hiding. They would come up here and there and I saw the back of one briefly. I did manage to get this shot. Yes, it’s a whale. I have no idea if it’s a baby that was hanging around us or the mama whale… but it’s a whale… and that’s my tale! More pics on the HAWAII page.