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Sunday 11/22/15 Hawaii Vacation recap November 2015

November 22, 2015

Feel free to check out all the pictures from our vacation HERE:

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Hawaii Vacation recap
November 2015

OFF to Hawaii on Vacation!

Lanikai Beach in Oahu

Lanikai Beach is located in Lanikai, a community in the town

of Kailua and on the windward coast of Oahu, Hawaii.

The name Lanikai means “heavenly sea.”

This small ½ mile strip of beach

is consistently ranked among the best beaches

in the world.

friend Marguerite was our tour guide for the week.
She lives in Kailua

Hālona Blowhole is a rock formation and a blowhole

on the island of Oahu, Hawaii

off of Hanauma Bay at Hālona Point

overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

In Hawaiian hālona means “lookout”

Mānoa Falls is a waterfall in Manoa,

on the island of Oahu in Hawaii,

featuring a vertical drop of about 150 feet.

It is accessible from the nearest road

by a hike of approximately 1.5 miles.

The Pillbox Hike

The Lanikai Pillbox Hike,

also popularly known as the Kaiwa Ridge Trail,

is one of the most picturesque and pleasant Oahu hiking trails.

This intermediate hike rises just above beautiful Lanikai Beach Oahu,

rewarding hikers with some of the best vistas of Oahu’s windward side.

Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay

was declared a protected marine life conservation area

and underwater park in 1967.

Formed within a volcanic cone,

today Hanauma Bay offers a pristine marine ecosystem.

Millions of visitors visit and love to snorkel Hanauma Bay.

Pearl Harbor, located on the island of Oahu,
is one of the most frequently visited historic places in Hawaii.

An estimated 1.5 million people visit Pearl Harbor every year

to pay their respects to those who perished on this

“day that will live in infamy”

and to learn about an important part of world history.

VOLLEYBALL! at Fort DeRussy Beach Park

VOLLEYBALL! at Fort DeRussy Beach Park

This 1,800-foot long Waikiki beach

is situated directly in front of the 20-acre

Fort DeRussy Military Reservation

which provides a recreational area

for U.S. military personnel and families.

Hawaiian Dog

Shangri La near Diamond Head

Ka’alawai Beach is located at the foothills of

Diamond Head on Oahu’s south shore.

The beach fronts the upscale neighborhood of

Ka’alawai.

It is a narrow, white-sand beach

with a shallow reef offshore.

Byodo-In Temple in Kaneohe, Hawaii

The Byodo-In Temple is a non-denominational shrine

located on the island of O’ahu in Hawai’i

at the Valley of the Temples.

It was dedicated in August 1968

to commemorate 100-year anniversary

of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii.

Pipeline surfing on the North Shore

The Banzai Pipeline, or simply “Pipeline” or “Pipe,” is a surf reef break

located in Hawaii, off Ehukai Beach Park in Pupukea on O’ahu‘s North

Shore. A reef break is an area in the ocean where waves start to break

once they reach the shallows of a reef. Pipeline is notorious for huge

waves which break in shallow water just above a sharp and cavernous

reef, forming large, hollow, thick curls of water that surfers can tube ride.

Sunset Beach

is on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii

and known for big wave surfing

during the winter season.

Horseback riding on the North Shore

TSA dog at work!

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Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.

Hausa saying

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2 Comments
  1. Looks like you had a fantastic time! Welcome back! Hope the jetlag goes/went away fast!

    • helcha8 permalink

      It was a great trip. Not too jet lagged. Lots of catching up at work !

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