...click on the small photos for larger versions... There are more photos too: the main index is here.We arrived in Hawai'i almost two years after our first visit, and landed in Honolulu on O'ahu, the most populous Hawaaian island.
|Remember Jiffy-Pop Popcorn from camping as a kid? Barb keeps a lid on the fun during night-watch on our 10-day passage from Tabuaeran.||Bj turned 41 while at sea - yet another excuse for cake. The half of the cake where all the icing has run, is mine!||Pink-nosed dolphins, looking like they had been sniffing around in a bottle of Pepto-Bismol.|
|Our first sight of Waikiki and Honolulu, sailing in a fine stiff breeze towards Oahu.||Ahhhh, the benefits of land again!||The local wildlife was pleased at our arrival too.|
|Surfers, bathers and daysailers enjoying the summer surf, after cleanup of 50 million gallons of raw sewage that spilled into the ocean from a broken pipe.||Waikiki is lined with torches, lit by athletic men in skirts each evening.||Free Hula dancing shows had an enjoyable mix of traditional and newer styles of dancing.|
|Many sculptures decorate the waterfront. Honolulu law requires that 1% of construction project budgets be spent on public art.||Father Damien (BronzeBob Squarepants) campaigned for humane treatment and selflessly tended to the lepers on Molokai before succumbing to the disease himself.||Missionaries had a huge effect on Hawai'i. Some local innovations infiltrated the other direction; surfing Jesus hangs ten in the top corner of this window.|
|Pretty much everywhere one goes there are beautiful flowers. Plumeria (called Frangipani elsewhere) smell great and are often used in lei-making.||A street party we stumbled on one night was actually Waikiki's Annual SPAMfest! Cool food, t-shirts, and music from local bands kept us hopping.||We visited the Dole Plantation, where dozens of different varieties of pineapple grow. Hawai'i no longer exports any canned pineapple; the company founded by Dole now operates in the Phillipines and other countries.|
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