After a wonderful week on the island of Maui we then flew over to Oahu and drove north to Laie where we had rented another beautiful house.
The house had a pool overlooking Puehuehu Bay
The pool water was around 83 degrees but felt nice
By getting up early every morning I had the chance to read
|On our side of the point our house was a rocky shoreline but a 2 minute walk to the other side brought us to this beach|
|The 5 of us drove inland and toured the Dole Plantation|
Driving back we stopped at Waimea Bay
to take a look at the Banzai Pipeline where the surfers tackle the big waves. It was such a calm beach I asked a local where were the big waves and he told me we were there the wrong time of year, that it was during the winter when they surf here.
It was a short walk back to the top of the beach
|New Zealand (Maori)|
|Playing the Ukulele|
means jumping flea (because of the hand movements)
adapted from the Portuguese guitar
|This palm leaf after softening was woven into many items|
|Welcome to the Ali'i Lu'au|
|removal of the pig|
We drove down to Pearl Harbor but were unable to go out to the USS Arizona Memorial because of rough water in the harbor.
|model of the Arizona Memorial|
|Arizona's ship bell|
|Pearl Harbor Peace Memorial|
|Punchbowl National Cemetery|
|View of Honolulu from the Punchbowl|
|Laurie at he Halona Blow Hole|
The Hawaii Temple at Laie built in 1919