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Friday, January 23, 2015

Kakaako Waterfront Park and a Drive to North Shore

Aloha Everyone,

This morning Jeff and I went on a 2 long walk to Kakaako Waterfront Park located south of downtown Honolulu. There is no sandy beach but it is a popular place for picnics.

University of Hawaii School of Medicine is located at the entry to the Kakaako Waterfront Park.

JJ and I set off on a "holoholo" (I am using this Hawaiian word to describe "an aimless walk or ride for pleasure," towards the North Shore of Oahu.

At Tropical Farm of Hawaii' we met Sue and Kerry from Saskatchewan, Canada and we had an interesting conversation. Here is Kerry with his sister-in-law, Toni.

Kualoa Regional Park has been one of our favorite beach picnic spots. The amazing ridges of the Koolau Mountain Range and pristine aqua-marine color of Kaneohe Bay with Chinaman's Hut are eternally beautiful.

La'ie Point State Wayside is said to be the point that is closest to the mainland, USA.

Lunch at Hukilau Cafe. A crew from KITV news were filming and interviewing locals for their news program.

With Lehua, our waitress

Lea, community coordinator

North Shore of Oahu is where you find "Old Hawaii". People enjoy more relaxed pace of life. North Shore is also famous for Hawaii surfing competitions. Today due to huge, powerful swells, beaches were closed.

We stopped at Dillingham Airfield to ask about glider ride.  Mr. & Mrs. Kamimura from Kyoto were also interested and stopped to inquire.  However flights were cancelled today due to strong wind.

In spite of heavy downpour that followed us all the way back to the city, it was a perfect day in paradise.

Aloha -- Cathi