Hawaiian Vacation

Hawaii 2008

Things have been pretty quiet around here because I’ve been on vacation with my wife in Hawaii. This was my third time to Hawaii and I have to say, it was probably my best trip here yet. I highly recommend it if you’ve never been. I’ve taken a ton of photos and even a couple of videos to play with Flickr’s new video feature.

Here’s a couple of videos and photos to give you a taste of what things are like on Oahu:

This video was playing on our hotel tv…they have three separate channels for different activities to do (shopping, dining and tours). We saw this before we went snorkling for the first time and we couldn’t help but think of the video while underwater.

We went for a drive to the famous North Shore and weren’t disappointed. The first beach we stopped at was the basking beach for the Hawaiian Green Turtles (known locally as Honu) and it was amazing to see these guys up close. Previously I had gone to the Big Island of Hawaii and was able to play with a number of turtles while swimming but that was about 15 years ago.

Hawaii 2008

Hawaii 2008

One of the turtles had a GPS device attached to his back. The volunteers at the beach would record the turtles movements for scientific purposes.

Hawaii 2008

We were able to find a semi-secluded beach to spend some quality time at….the only downside was that it was particularly windy so the shorebreak was a little difficult to navigate…made for some fun in the surf though and a great workout.

Hawaii 2008

It wasn’t quite as windy as it sounds on this video….just a point and shoot camera mic with no windscreen so it sounds worse than it was.

Hawaii 2008

Hawaii 2008
Let me know if you want more details as I can’t recommend this place enough. You can check out the rest of my Flickr set for more photos and videos.

6 Comments

  1. Tod says:

    I hate you.
    :-)

  2. Peter says:

    Tod, you stole my line ;)… glad you guys are having a good time, don’t even think about us poor bastards.

  3. Raul says:

    I don’t really hate you but I envy you A LOT! And again, glad you both are having a wonderful time.

  4. Colin Clarke says:

    I really enjoyed viewing your Flickr photos and videos. They brought back so many great memories of the islands. My wife and I haven’t been back for 6 or 7 yrs. so we’re vacationing in Hawaii vicariously through you folks. Mahalo

  5. gusgreeper says:

    HEY! GREAT photos sooooo glad you had *the best* time yet :)

    ps. yes i know it is thursday… busy week :) but im still super happy you are back!

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