Way back in mid-May I offered this preview blog of our month-long trip that began with three nights in Sydney, Australia, followed by a transpacific cruise to Seattle, Washington, aboard Holland America’s MS Oosterdam. Well, I didn’t forget. I merely got distracted by another cruise from Montreal to Boston, and current events such as the Malaysia 370 disappearance. Throw in a few gun blogs, a movie review or two, and other aviation-related news such as the Chicago Center fiasco and here we are in October finally ready to go.
So, just in case you’re growing weary of that other stuff, here’s a preview of what to expect with my latest travel series. From Sydney we traveled to Noumea:
Lifou and its sparkling blue waters:
Port Vila on Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu:
Espiritu Santo with it’s crystal clear fresh water pools:
The uninhabited Mystery Island of Vanuatu:
Viti Levu, Fiji, with its cascading waterfalls and intense sunsets:
The beaches of Dravuni, Fiji:
Pago Pago and the Westernmost U.S. National Park:
Honolulu on the island of Oahu in Hawaii:
The Grand Canyon of the Pacific — Waimea Canyon on the Hawaiian island of Kauai:
The frontier-style streets of Lahaina on Maui:
And finally the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State with images of Marymere Falls and a blizzard on Hurricane Ridge:
Yes, we really did end this trip in the midst of a raging blizzard during the second week in May.