Hawaii: The Windward Tour

So the hostel I’m staying at give tours. They load their van up with hostelers, you pay 25 dollars and you get driven around to see something other than Waikiki. Excellent stuff.

I signed up, got Ewnett with me and got in the van. Margaret was our guide for the day and she drove us through rainforest, to Kailua, to Lanikai Beach, Sandy Beach (famous for its waves and I could see why) and on to several lookout points and the Blowhole! We stopped in Kailua (meaning “toilet water”, nice name, people… good choice :-P) to have lunch, traditional Hawaiian cuisine and generally had an allout good time. I was exhausted again when we got back, the good, old “so many impressions” kind of tired… Unfortunately, my camera is pretty crappy so it really doesn’t convey the fantastic views we got… (but I guess that’s just another reason for you to come see for yourself) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ewnett and I... playing gnomes

Ewnett and I… playing gnomes

views

views

and more views

and more views

wish I had a better camera...

wish I had a better camera…

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Sylvie, getting swept away...

Sylvie, getting swept away…

And of course, there's a war memorial on site...

And of course, there’s a war memorial on site…

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Toilet Water!

Toilet Water!

Local art ;-)

Local art ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lanikai Beach

Lanikai Beach

Leave your shoes...

Leave your shoes…

Lanikai Beach

Lanikai Beach

Sylvie & Ewnett

Sylvie & Ewnett

The girls

The girls

Margaret & the jokers ;-)

Margaret & the jokers ๐Ÿ˜‰

Palm treeeeees!!11

Palm treeeeees!!11

Wanna go for a swim?

Wanna go for a swim?

Steve was in, looking out forthe Portugese "man-whores"

Steve was in, looking out forthe Portugese “man-whores”

We saw FIVE couples taking their photos within one hour. Popular beach.

We saw FIVE couples taking their photos within one hour. Popular beach.

Windy, but comfortable

Windy, but comfortable

Windy again

Windy again

Lookout!

Lookout!

Ewnett, Sylvie, Margaret & I

Ewnett, Sylvie, Margaret & I

Don't fall...

Don’t fall…

"Step over there, Annie, I'll get a good picture of you..." Thanks, Margaret ;-)

“Step over there, Annie, I’ll get a good picture of you…” Thanks, Margaret ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Me and Diane, she's from Colombia and her English vocabulary consists of three words. I loved her.

Me and Diane, she’s from Colombia and her English vocabulary consists of three words. I loved her.

The girls

The girls

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Windy and gorgeous (the views, guys, I'm not that narcissistic)

Windy and gorgeous (the views, guys, I’m not that narcissistic)

Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach

Famous for its waves

Famous for its waves

Get our of there, Ewnett

Get our of there, Ewnett

This guys was old school, he used a flipflop on one hand as a boogie board O.o

This guys was old school, he used a flipflop on one hand as a boogie board O.o

The waves -where- kinda huge...

The waves -where- kinda huge…

Happy

Happy

The sand was fantastic!

The sand was fantastic!

The gang

The gang

The Blowhole

The Blowhole

The Blowhole

The Blowhole

And the rainbow

And the rainbow

And the views (Sandy Beach in the distance)

And the views (Sandy Beach in the distance)

Getting a shot of me with the Blowhole... No? Hmm...

Getting a shot of me with the Blowhole… No? Hmm…

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I guess we'll have to go down there then...

I guess we’ll have to go down there then…

So beautiful, I could easily spend a day here

So beautiful, I could easily spend a day here

Ewnett climbing like a pro

Ewnett climbing like a pro

THERE we go! Thanks again, Margaret ;-)

THERE we go! Thanks again, Margaret ๐Ÿ˜‰

Diane laughing her ass off (her husband, Miguel, was standing right AT the blowhole. He's drying his clothes now...)

Diane laughing her ass off (her husband, Miguel, was standing right AT the blowhole. He’s drying his clothes now…)

Got sprayed ;-)

Got sprayed ๐Ÿ˜‰

What do you mean, officer? We never went over the fence... technically...

What do you mean, officer? We never went over the fence… technically…

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