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Fun Photo Friday — Oahu, Hawaii


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January 23, 2015 · 5:35 am

Honolulu and into the Countryside of Oahu


Honolulu and Diamond Head

Honolulu and Diamond Head

Honolulu is famous for many things: Pearl Harbor, Honolulu Harbor, Aloha Tower, Diamond Head, and of course Waikiki Beach.  Aloha Tower is located on Pier 9 in Honolulu Harbor, and it was for some forty years the tallest structure in Hawaii.  What you may not know is that it was originally a lighthouse.

Pier 9 and Aloha Tower

Pier 9 and Aloha Tower

In the distance beyond Waikiki Beach is Diamond Head volcanic crater.

Honolulu and Diamond Head

Honolulu and Diamond Head

If you’d like to see the view from atop Diamond Head I would suggest you visit this link appropriately titled:  A View from Atop Diamond Head.  That link will take you to a post I did way back in February, 2011, of a hike Ursula and I made to the top.  In that post you’ll see images such as these:

Diamond Head Lighthouse

Honolulu and Waikiki Beach

Diamond Head

One of the most prominent skyline features in Honolulu is actually two skyline features.  I’m referring to One Waterfront Towers:

One Waterfront Towers

One Waterfront Towers

On Fun Photo Friday I’ll present some of my favorite shots from this trip to Oahu, and next week we’ll begin our culinary tour of Oahu.

Oahu countryside

Oahu countryside

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Reaching Oahu after Five Days at Sea


Pier 9 Honolulu Harbor and Aloha Tower

Pier 9 Honolulu Harbor and Aloha Tower

MS Oosterdam departed Pago Pago Harbor on Friday, April 25.  We spent the next five days at sea, crossing the equator on that Sunday and finally sailing into Oahu, Hawaii on Thursday, May 1.

Oahu Flowers

Oahu Flowers

Alas Ursula and I did not spend a whole lot of time in Honolulu as we’ve been here many times in the past,  including our honeymoon over 35 years ago.  At any rate we had another excursion in mind.  We hurriedly left the ship for something we’d never done before — a food tour of the island.

Kāneʻohe Bay

Kāneʻohe Bay

So on this trip we got to see much more than just Honolulu, and we tasted much more than the standard tourist fare.

Oahu Flowers

Oahu Flowers

This week I’ll be presenting photos of Oahu Island sights, but next week I’ll take you on a culinary tour that will end with a special Fun Food Friday rather than the usual Fun Photo Friday.  On that day, a week from this Friday, I’ll present my recipe for one of Hawaii’s most tempting street foods — Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp just as it tastes coming off an island food truck.

But for this week we’ll concentrate on the Oahu scenery.

Honolulu at night

Honolulu at night

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