Al and Marsha's Journal
Because we had to cancel our return trip to Danzante resort with our friends the Klimans (who did get to go), we decided to replace that trip with a trip to Hawaii.
Marsha had never been to Waikiki and I had not been to Hawaii since 1989..... How time flies....
So we decided to go to Turtle Bay Resort on the most Northerly part of Oahu for a week, and then a couple of days in Waikiki (a couple of days is about as much as we could stand).
Turtle Bay resort was recommended to us by some friends and it was everything
we had hoped. It's located on a point of land about as far North
The rooms are spacious (although we did have a bit of a hassle when we
checked in as the room they gave us was on a smoking floor, but we
I am just going to let the pictures on this page speak for themselves unless I think some more information is required.
Our first stop after checking in.....
The beach with the condo units and the beach restaurant on the right. Great swimming, mediocre snorkeling
The night we arrived there was a humongous storm.... rain, thunder,
lightening..... next day was cloudy and
All of the trunks here (except the one in the foreground) are one VERY old banyan tree
We weren't very far from a large air force base.... military everywhere in Hawaii
Paradise found - don't know who she is, but it's a nice picture.
A surfing contest at Pipeline
This group were doing a fashion shoot for Edie Bauer's spring catalogue -
eight people plus the models.
Now we are in Honolulu - sunset at the Hilton Hawaiian Village
We spent part of an evening at Waikiki but it was just nutso... way worse
than when I was there last, but
The last evening we went to one of the last outposts of civilization in
Waikiki - the Royal Hawaiian Hotel
We went out on the Atlantis submarine just off Waikiki beach - there are two
submarines, one sixty feet and
The pilot - note the depth gauge on the wall - we were at 42 feet depth at
this point and went down as low
This is a lousy photo - but shows a large green sea turtle swimming past us at about 80 feet....
Next day we want to Pearl Harbour and spent some time on a WWII submarine and
on the USS Missouri - that is
On our last day we went over to Diamond Head (above) and found that there is
a hike from the bowl at the
It was a very tiring hike, but worth it to see the spectacular outlook...
Looking North - that's the parking lot Wayyyyy down there at the bottom....
The long windy steep trail.....
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