Whale Watch with Dan McSweeney

Yeah!  Today we finally did something as planned. Today we went on a whale watch with Captain Dan McSweeney.  This is something we have done on each visit to the Big Island.  That makes this the 8th trip. We have always seen whales, but some years are better than others.  This year we followed two […]

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Tour Kona Brewing Company

We packed up our gear and sent several items home.  The SCUBA gear was sent to Maui for the next part of our adventure. We hadn’t had a chance to eat at one of our favorite restaurants, so since this was a slow day it was a perfect opportunity. Off to Kona Brewing Company we […]

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Flight from Kona (KOA) to Maui (OGG)

We had a 2:00 PM (1400) flight out of Kona for Maui so we could have a easy morning. At the Airport: On the plane: Yep, that’s snow on the mountains of Hawaii. At the Maui Airport, with the Maui chickens: And finally dinner at Dukes.

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Windy Day on Maui

This was a planned slow day, the only thing we wanted to do today was rent tanks, wetsuits and weights for a shore dive. So we (mostly) hung out at the condo and watched a very talented kite surfer and finally ended up at Cane and Taro for a late lunch. Here are some pics: […]

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Maui Ocean Center

A beautiful day in Maui with no dive planned.  We were concerned about incoming swells for a shore dive, so we decided to spend the day enjoying the ocean scene from the Maui Ocean Center. I way behind on posting so here are some pictures, I (or Simone) will write  about them later.  Enjoy!   […]

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Visit to Hale’iwa

We spent the day out at Hale’iwa as the surf was not good for any snorkeling and we sent our scuba gear back from Maui.   On the road back:           We really are enjoying the view of the big waves from our hotel room at Turtle Bay, and as a […]

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Lu’au at Old Lahaina

Much clearer day than yesterday.  We could watch the cruise ship from our room, and actually read the name.   The West Maui Mountains, which were the only thing cloud covered on Thursday afternoon…too late to save the last chance at a dive on Maui, but still, it meant that at least the only Luau […]

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Travel to Oahu from Maui

Time to leave Maui and check in to Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu.      

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Aerobatics in a Stearman

I got a chance to fly with Stearman Bi-Plane Rides out of Dillingham Airfield on Oahu. The Pilot/Owner, Bruce Clements, has over 20 years flying experience and the Stearman N2S was in immaculate condition.  The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 was built in the 1930’s and 1940’s as a military trainer.  It has excellent flight characteristics […]

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First Bi-Plane Flight

It’s finally here… the day I get to touch the sky in an open cockpit bi-plane (a restored WWII era Stearman) and the icing on this cake was the scenery I got to view during my trip was in Oahu!   Eric and I flew with Bruce Clements of  Stearman Bi-Plane Rides out of Dillingham […]

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