Tuesday, August 10, 2010

July 25, 2010-Day 206

On our first full day in Oahu, we took advantage of our jet lag and got up early to climb Diamond Head.

Diamond Head

We climbed despite this sign:

Diamond Head

And despite the fact that the trees looked like this:

Diamond Head

And despite the fact that we had to climb these stairs:

Diamond Head

And then these stairs:

Diamond Head

Along the way, there were some pretty views:

View from Diamond Head

And up at the top, there were some great ones:

View From Diamond Head

View From Diamond Head

View From Diamond Head

After we conquered Diamond Head, we decided to wonder over by Waikiki Beach where we saw banyan trees, which are really large and interesting. You could probably live in one.

Banyan Tree

Bayan Tree

And, of course, we saw palm trees.

Palm Trees

We also saw lots of cool statutes, most of which were adorned with leis.



A Dragonfly:


A Surfer:


A Surfer with a Seal:

Surfer And Seal

And, of course, Duke, a Hawaiian and olympian who is considered to be the father of international surfing.


There were experienced surfers:


While others were just learning:


Some people played at the beach.

Waikiki Beach

While other people just relaxed and hung out:

Waikiki Beach

Yes, that's Diamond Head in the background. See how big it is. Remember, we just climbed to the top!

And here is one that I just think is funny. In the evening, we went to dinner on Don Ho Street. (Taken in Auto):

Don Ho


  1. So many incredible shots - more to come, I assume?

  2. Thanks. We were in Hawaii through August 2nd, so there will be lots more to come. It took me 4 hours just to process this one day, though, so I think it will be awhile before I am caught up.

  3. These are all fabulous shots, looks like you had a wonderful vacation!