Round we go

Yesterday we took the circle island tour. It’s a good way to see all the tourist stops in one shot.

The first stop was at Hanauma Bay. Rumoured home to amazing snorkeling which I’ll totally have to check out next time. It’s also where some of Blue Hawaii was filmed, for all you Elvis fans.

There were a bunch of birds around the park where I took the pic from.

Cattle Egret

Chicken! There are feral chickens all over this island.

The next stop was at Halona Blow Hole

After the Blow Hole we stopped at the Byodo-In Buddhist Temple.

Clint in front of the temple

Giant Buddha inside the temple

There were some swans floating around the temple's pond. Oooh serene.

Following the temple we headed to Kualoa Ranch for a quick tour and lunch. The people who weren’t from Alberta seemed to think it was neat. The Alberta people seemed to think it was a ranch. They drove us up the mountainside a ways though so we got to see some neat views.

The front island is called Chinaman's Hat and the back one is Turtle Island.

One stop I was really looking forward to was the north shore. Home to some of the worlds biggest and best surfing waves. Here’s what we saw.

Flat water.

After the north shore we stopped at the Dole pineapple plant. It was very pineapple themed. They also had a coy pond and a vending machine with fish food. YAY!

There were some hopeful looking birds hanging around the fish food machine. Yes, I am still a sucker.

The fish were hungry.

We got rained out of the last stop which was supposed to be Pali Lookout so we headed back to the hotel.

We all went to Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Co. for supper. The first “run Forrest” comment gets fired as a friend. Here’s a pic of Clint’s neat drink:

Science is fun!

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