Well, back in cloudy ole’ Vancouver here and I must say, it’s really been bumming me out the past few days. Yes, I was spoiled for a whole week of glorious, warm Hawaiian sun, endless aquamarine beaches and all kinds of tropical plants and animals. Right now as I sit here in my office with wool socks, my fleece-lined slippers and a wool sweater on…….well, let’s just say I’m a little sad!
I had such a wonderful privilege to travel to the island of Oahu to cover a wedding at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore but first, it was time to take a few days off and relax. My traveling companion, Jarusha Brown, and I had a great week hanging out in our swanky (OK, well, not so swanky but it was still pretty nice!) 36th floor condo that was two blocks from the beach and traipsed around nearly the whole island in our little zippy white Fiat.
Our first day out, we did quite a bit, starting off with a grocery shop to Safeway and stocking up on all kinds of veggies. Note our lunch above. I ate so many avocados that week. Yum! We did a hike up Diamond Head in the sweltering heat, but made sure to bring lots of water and treated ourselves to some shaved ice afterwards. What a great thing to do the first day upon arrival in Oahu and I would highly recommend it. The views were spectacular!
We then drove north towards Hanauma Bay, which was Jarusha’s pick. Excellent choice and I wish we would have had more time there. The bay is a conservation reserve with a reef that is full of all kinds of sea life. A few feet into the water and you’re already on the coral, snorkeling around with the colourful fish.
I’ve got a few more days of travel images to post PLUS…….two weddings among other personal things. We’ll see how I manage!
Until next time!