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Koko Head Crater

June 17, 2012 1 comment

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My Backyard: Bellows Beach

January 19, 2012 1 comment

Bellows Beach, located along the windward side of Oahu offers some of the best beach real estate on the island. And it is owned by the Air Force! During the week, the beach is only open to those with military ID’s. However, on the weekend the beach opens up to the masses, and people flock to Bellows’ gorgeous white sands and aqua water that cannot be competed with anywhere else on the island. During the Summer it is crowded with swimmers, beginning board surfers, body surfers and campers. It has shallow waters and a small consistent shorebreak. Surfing is not allowed in the area between the two lifeguard towers, but this beach is a great place to practice surf boarding and body surfing where permitted.

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Nuuanu Pali Lookout

January 16, 2012 Leave a comment


This is one of my favorite lookout in Oahu and most visited. It is located midway between Honolulu and the Windward Coast, this scenic stop is perched along a mountain pass at a height of 1,186 feet above sea level. On either side of it are peaks reaching elevations above 3,000 feet.

The 985-foot cliffs of the Koolau Mountain Range flank Nuuanu Pali Lookout, the name of which means “Cool Height Cliff.” Off to the northeast is Kaneohe Bay, where the cone-shaped volcanic island known as Chinaman’s Hat can be seen. The towns of Kaneohe and Kailua shimmer in the distance, and the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean serves as a backdrop to it all.

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It is really windy out here, watch my short video and listen to the wind in the background.

 

Diamond Head – The most famous volcanic crater in the World

January 12, 2012 9 comments

Diamond Head

Now you see the picture from above, let’s start the hike to the top.

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Diamond Head is located on the South-east Coast of O’ahu at the end of Waikiki overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was originally named Laeahi by the ancient Hawaiians. The name meant “brow of the tuna” and looking at the silhouette of the crater from Waikiki, you can see the resemblance. The current name came was given to the crater by British sailors in the 1800’s.