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Photographer: Josh Eckels

Our room at Outrigger Reef Waikiki

Balcony view

Down at the beach

Looking west of the hotel

Banyon tree

War Memorial swimming pool, out of commission

Common waxbill

More banyon roots

Stuck kite

Diamond Head across Kapi?olani Regional Park

State capitol

AKA Princess Ruth Ke'elikolani Middle School

Downtown and Diamond Head on the road up to Punchbowl

Inside Punchbowl Crater, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Carefully trimmed trees

King Kamehameha

Hawaiian Supreme Court building

Giant fish sandwich


Ready to dine

On the cart to the helicopter

Rotors spinning up

Our bird

Seated and ready


Heading over the water

Clearing the industrial area by the airport

Onwards to Diamond Head

Even Hawaii turns brown



Lots of hotels

East end of Waikiki

Most of Waikiki

Diamond Head crater

WWII installs

Looking back at Diamond Head

Thumbs up!

Like a reverse lava flow

Clear blue waters

Koko Crater

Rounding the point

Koko Crater and Hanauma Bay

Spitting Cave

Hanama Bay

Koko Crater summit

Highway along the water

Koko Crater from the side

Makapu?u Point

Makapu?u Point Lighthouse

Makapu?u Point Lighthouse

Turning past Makapu?u Point

Near Kaup? Beach

Heading into the valleys

Highway 61

Green slopes

WWII installed dish

Inland a bit

Old install at the top of the Haiku Stairs

Meandering through the green

On to the next point

Coral reefs

Bird sanctuary

Bird sanctuary

Steep ridgeline

Tunnel entrances

Boneyard set from Skull Island

Very green

Sacred Falls

Checking out Sacred Falls

Loving it

Wind farm

Circular rainbow below us

Chased by the rainbow

Quiet bay on the north shore

So blue and green

More rainbows

Cutting inland

Flying over the Dole pineapple plantation

Pineapple fields

Big living maze

Military copters

Pearl Harbor

Big solar array

Mothballed fleet

Ford Island Bridge

USS Arizona memorial

USS Arizona memorial

USS Missouri

Control tower

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

Mothballed fleet

Aloha Stadium

Salty patches

Happy passenger

Wind blown

Coconut refresher

Heading out of the marina on the sunset cruise

Calm waters

Booze cruising

Sailing away

Diamond Head and incoming clouds

Diamond Head

Sunset approaching

Rainbow spotted!

Shimmering reflection

Fat but short rainbow



A few more minutes of daylight

Bye bye sun


Final glow

Heading back in

Twilight setting in

Macadamia nut crusted seafood

Moana Hotel

Bunker in Diamond Head Crater wall

Inside Diamond Head

Dry but green

Ascending the crater rim

Peeking down at the lighthouse

Inside the pillbox

Spiral staircase

Back towards downtown

Looking east


Traffic backup into the tunnel

Last season's growth

Down in the trenches

Diamond Head Lighthouse

Rainbow Helicopter flyby

Red-crested cardinal

Inside the Bishop Museum

Our final dinner, at Stage


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