|Chinaman's Hat in Oahu|
He was still at work when we got to Honolulu, so Bill and I spent our first night with dinner overlooking Waikiki Beach, actually a series of beaches. Our hotel, Queen Kapiolani, happened to be on Kuhio Beach, a calmer section because of an offshore retaining wall. On a brief walk after dinner, we chanced upon the four stones known as the Ancient Pohaku (Wizard Stones) which are believed to hold healing powers.
|Duke Kahanamoku statue|
|Diamond Head from a parking lot|
After our meal, we picked up Kyle from his apartment and made our way up the northeastern coast of Oahu. First stop was the Kualoa Regional Park east of Honolulu on H3. Mokoliʻi, formerly known as Chinaman's Hat, is a basalt islet in Kāneʻohe Bay, Hawaii, 1⁄3 mile offshore of Kualoa Point. The 12.5-acre islet was at one time part of a basaltic ridge on Oahu before marine erosion separated it. It does look like a Chinaman’s hat!
|Brigham Young University|
|home of best tuna poke in Oahu|
|Waimea Bay Overlook|
|Puʻu o Mahuka Heiau State Historic Site|
|Haleiwa Bay resto|