We are home…haven’t slept since Thursday night – other than 45 min here and there on a plane and in airports. Hawaii is a long way away and I miss the heat.
On Wednesday David and I took a helicopter tour of Oahu. The first 10 min were absolutely fabulous – the sights incredible and my wide angle lens capturing them all. And then I started to feel sick – really sick. I am prone to motion sickness big time, but I do fine on planes and I really wanted the photos from the air…but helicopters do this up and down, sideway swing thing that makes my head spinny just to think about it. So 10 minutes into the flight I handed my camera over to David and focused on the horizon, breathing in my nose out my mouth, bag in hand ready. No I didn’t throw up, but it was a very miserable 50 minutes until we landed and a tortuous 45 min drive back to the beach house where I had to lay perfectly still for the next 14 hours as a bout of meniers set in. Those of you who suffer from this will know my misery. But time and gravol and I did recover and managed the long flight home a day later. Here are some of the pictures I managed in the first 10 min and David took after that.
Close up of Haunama Bay – best snorkling on Oahu.. That is coral – and lots of people.
Magnum PI was shot on the property below.
South East coast of Oahu
I am smiling but my legs are giving out about now. This is after the flight.
Diamond Head looking south.
Famous Waikiki Beach
Close up of the top of Diamond Head. We climbed to that peak last week – check out my photos from the peak in a previous post.
That white line is the trail heading up to the top of Diamond head. A fun and sweaty hike.
North Shore of Oahu
Leeward (east) side of Oahu
Turtle Bay resort – North Shore.
Northe Shore of Oahu