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Greetings from Seattle, Washington, USA

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Port Stop: Honolulu


Thanks for stopping by and joining me for more from the Hawaiian journey (see previous posts). On the second day of port stops in Hawaii, we arrive at Honolulu just before sunrise and enjoy a pretty view of Diamond Head in the distance. Entering the port, which is located right in the heart of downtown, we are greeted by Aloha Tower.



We spend the morning on a tour: Scenic Drive of Pali Coast 


Our tour guide mentioned that the beach below was used as a setting in a famous film, but I don't recall which one. Maybe one of you will know and leave me a comment!


View from Nu'uanu Pail State Wayside park:


Can't resist a few random shots while out on the tour. 





In the afternoon, we return to the ship. I want a photo of the ship at dock, but the position of the sun makes it a tough shot.


View of the harbor to the southeast from the ship:


We finished the day with a visit to Waikiki where we enjoyed dinner and the sunset below. Why is it that I like all Hawaiian sunsets? Maybe just getting the palm trees in there is what it's all about. Thanks again for stopping by and don't miss the next stop: Kauai!








12 comments:

  1. Your first and last shots are my faves. That first one in the blues is just lovely... :)

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  2. Thanks for the tour around the area.Beautiful sunset.

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  3. These are FAB John! That "just before sunrise" shot takes my breath away!!

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  4. I have never been to Hawaii and after viewing your wonderful photos, I can see that I am really missing out. Stunning scenic images! Looking forward to the Kaua post.

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  5. The beach shot was used for From Here To Eternity. Burt Lancaster and ???? had a passionate scene on the beach.

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  6. Lucky you! Love the palm tree shot!!

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  7. I felt like I was there reading the post and savoring the photos!! Thanks for sharing John!

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  8. John, your photos are fantastic. I especially like the sunset from Waikiki...Beautiful!

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  9. Greetings from Southern California

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    God Bless You :-)

    ~Ron

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