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LOST in Hawaii II

Back on Oahu

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Back on Oahu island Gary took a surfing lesson and did extremely well and stood up every time (but for varying lengths of time), but boy did he ache afterwards.
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We spent quite a bit of time on the beach this week now that we have started to acclimatise to the heat, but we still hide from the midday sun (blog time!).

At Hanauma bay (a stunning bay which used to be a crater) we snorkelled with lots of friendly colourful and quite large fish and a sea turtle swam right up to Gary.
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On our return to Oahu we discovered further LOST locations to see so after the visit to the snorkelling bay we drove to the North Shore and to Mokulei beach which was the location used for the plane crash site in the pilot episode. The beach was stunning and really steep due to the fierce waves and strong current - Vicki nearly LOST (pardon the pun!) her shoes to a surprise massive wave whilst taking a photo. Check out the tree below - LOST fans, do you recognise it?
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Does anyone recognise this too?
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We watched some impressive surfing on the West coast of Oahu and Gary played in the massive waves and ended up with pockets full of sand after being dunked.

That afternoon we did something a bit different and rode some cool slides at the Waterpark. One called Tornado tipped you down a steep slide into a massive funnel, it was wicked.

It's our last day in Hawaii today and we feel we've been everywhere we want to go and driven most of the roads on the island. This morning we hit the beach and tried Body boarding which was fun.

We've both really enjoyed our time here and we will definitely return to Hawaii.
"We have to go back, we have to go back!!"

Next blog entry from New Zealand.

Posted by GPonder76 17:14 Archived in USA Tagged tourist_sites

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