Coming back from two weeks vacation in Japan,
I thought what could be better than to break the long flight between Osaka
and New York? And what better place to break the flight than
Hawaii? And if I'm going to break it, then how about taking
a week to do it? I figured that it would be good to visit Oahu
and one of the other islands.
Oahu has plenty of highlights
to keep you amused. If it's winter then a visit to the North
Shore is a must, to see the surfers
doing their thing on the enormous waves. You'll see why
this is the world mecca for surfing. Unfortunately I wasn't
there for the really big waves, but the surfing's still pretty good compared
to most places around the world.
The Big Island of Hawaii appealed most as my next destination, mainly because of the active volcano, Kilauea, but also because of the good snorkelling and more minor features like Ka Lea, the Southernmost Point in the USA. The Big Island also has interesting history, both native Hawaiian and as the place where the famous English explorer Captain Cook was killed. Captain Cook is strongly associated with New Zealand, he's even on some of the money, so for a New Zealander this event has special interest.