17 September, 2017

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Spotted my tour from inside the lobby of Turtle Bay resort.

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Kawela Bay

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This Banyan Tree has been in Lost, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Hale’iwa Beach Park

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Albizia saman is native to the Neotropics. Its range extends from Mexico south to Peru and Brazil, but it has been widely introduced to South and Southeast Asia, as well as the Pacific Islands, including Hawaii. Common names include saman, rain tree and monkeypod.

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3 male turtles on the beach today.  They look tired.  I believe it’s mating season.

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A Night-blooming Cereus at Punahou during our Honolulu City Lights Tour this evening.

15 September, 2017

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A wild pig on the side of the road in Hale’iwa.

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Turtle at Turtle Beach (Laniakea’s) today.

IMG_7038AThe volunteers at Laniakea’s name and keep track of the turtles.

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Lunch at Fumi’s.  I got the Lemon Pepper Shrimp.

IMG_7043AMokapu, a peninsula made by a volcanic crater, most likely after the cataclysmic collapse into the sea of the eastern half of the Ko’olau volcano.  The peninsula is home to the US Marine Corps base in Kane’ohe.  Depending on the angle you view it from it looks like either a giant turtle, or the snout of a crocodile.

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La’ie beach park, home to the surf break Pounders.

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One of the many cats at He’eia State Park.  The cats are fixed to curb the problem, and they are available for adoption.

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The Pacific Golden Plover, known in Hawaii as Kolea, migrates to Alaska about the end of March, and returns about the beginning of September.  This one, standing on one leg, was in Punchbowl cemetery.

IMG_7067ADiamond Head and Waikiki viewed from by the one lane bridge on Round Top Road.

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The rain wafting through the mountains.  This is why it’s almost always raining as you drive past Aiea.

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Another shot of Diamond Head and Waikiki from the one lane bridge on Round Top Road.

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Every Friday, the Hilton Hawaiian Village does a free fireworks show.  So on Fridays, the sailboats race to the Diamond Head buoy and back, and then view the fireworks from the water.

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To the left of Telephone Road is the entrance to the Kalawahine Trail.  This is one of the trails that we can take customers hiking on now that DLNR has approved our hiking permit.

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Sunset at Tantalus through my aviator sunglasses.  So this is how I see the world.  CustomIslandTours.com

 

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