Rab & Lesley's Second Big Trip

Days 54 & 55 - Hawaii

Day 54 - 23rd January 2019

A very early start for a Grand Circle Tour of Ohau starting at Waikiki Beach

Diamond Head Lighthouse

Hanauma Bay

This bay, next to Halona Blowhole, is where the famous beach scene in 'From Here To Eternity' was filmed

Manana Island and Kaohikaipo Island seen from Makapu‘U Beach

Views from Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout

The Byodo-In Temple - a half size replica of the original in Japan

The lake around the Temple is teeming with Koi

Kualoa ranch

Mokoli'i Island seen from Kualoa ranch - nicknamed the Chinamans hat

Hukilau Beach - the bodies on the second wave willgive you the scale

Kawela Bay

Pineapples growing on the Dole Plantation

Rainbow Eucalyptus

Then back to a beach front cafe in Waikiki for supper - with live music

and another brilliant sunset

Honolulu by night

Long exposure of the township west of Diamond head - Daughter thinks it looks like lava flows
Camera held firmly on the balcony wall (no tripod - Check the exif data)

Day 55 - 24th January 2019

A visit to Pearl Harbour and the arizona Memorial
The Memorial is closed for repairs but the Navy do take you out to it on a short boat tour

USS Missouri wasn't launched till 1944 but was the site of the formal Japanese surrender
It now rests in Peal Harbour alongside the sunken USS Arizona

Polaris missiles

Took a shuttle across to Ford Island and the Pearl Harbour Aviation Museum

This plane knew at least one well known pilot

This chopper looks fiercesome enough without the custom paint job

They have a restoration workshop

some exhibits need a lot of work...

The Control Tower on Ford Island

Hangar 79 doors with unrepaired damage from the attack

Back at the Visitor centre - USS Bowfin

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