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Hawaii vacation

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-10-2010


Here is another of the 1600 photos taken by no. 2 grand daughter….waves pounding on a rocky beach is completely alien to us flat landers, huh…one can just view this picture and almost hear the pounding surf and feel the wind blowing your hair…oh, wait, I don’t have any hair…but I can see it blowing yours, ok…nice picture…thanks, no. 2 grand daughter…I wish you could have taken me…oh, well, maybe next time….

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This scene looks familiar. Is this the island of Hawaii on the southern end of the island? I can’t remember the name of the nearest town. If this is the place, I remember it was a long climb down to the water level and and even longer climb back up.

Maybe No. 2 grand daughter can answer that for us, as I do not know….It does look like a long ways down to the water.

This was actually taken on the island of Oahu, on the south east side of the island… I did a quick Google search (which, as indicated by my Pappy a few posts back, can provide interesting information about people of the same name- nothing interesting comes up when my name is searched)and found the following website:


“The blowhole is a natural occurrence formed by molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago. The lava tubes run to the ocean, and when the surf is right, the blowhole shoots water up to 30 feet in the air… Halona Blowhole is just a 10-15 minute drive from Waikiki… located off the Kalanianole Highway and north of Hanauma Bay. To the right of the Halona Blowhole is the Halona Beach Cove, also known as the “Peering Place” (which is depicted in the above image)… The site is known for the famous love scene between Burt Lancaster & Deborah Kerr in the movie “From Here to Eternity” (1953).” As quoted in part from the referenced website.

Additionally, the remade series of Hawaii Five-0 showed the ‘blowhole’ in the opening scenes of their second or third episode. It was wonderful to watch and say “I SAW THAT”!

Thanks for sharing my picture, Pappy!

Well, you read all that interesting stuff right here on hesterbooks.com…pretty good, huh…Thanks grand daughter….and thanks to Errol for his comments….

Thanks KJH for the info on Oahu. After only three trips to Hawaii, we have yet to see the island of Oahu, except for the airport, which is our next trip, probably next year. This will give us something to look forward to. We saved Oahu for last because I have always imagined Oahu as an island teeming with people with not very much to see except for a sea of people. I guess I was wrong. There may be something to see on Oahu after all.

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