Sunday, December 23, 2012

A real vacation in the land of Aloha!

This was our first real vacation (i.e. no racing of any kind involved) since our honeymoon in 2006!
Jeff booked everything when I was in Australia so all I had to do was pack my boardies, kini (bikini), wetsuit surf top, flip flops and sunscreen!
I did manage to get Jeff to let me take some running gear and convince him to do the same incase we felt like ' exploring' the island a little further.
So I have put together some photos from our trip to show some of our activities.They are of a few different runs we did- Diamond Head Crater, in the water at Waikiki( didn't get any at Haleiwa unfortunately or of the big Loggerhead turtle I touched), running/trails at Puu Ualakaa State Park and Pupukea-Paumalo State Park.
Jeff bought me a waterproof/shatterproof camera (do you think he thinks I am rough or clumsy with things??!!) for my b'day so we used that a little bit and I have actually downloaded them onto my computer and put some description etc with them...that is HUGE for me as I can never be bothered to do it:)
I wished I had taken more surfing photos but was having so much fun catching waves, I forgot about taking it out.
One lucky girl and a huge smile left on my face from our vacation and a huge warmth in my heart.
Mahalo for reading and looking at my blog:)

View from Diamond Head Crater

At the top bunker at Diamond Head

Inland view from DH

Waikiki view from DH

Looking through the bunker out to DH

Waiting for waves at Waikiki

Jeff waiting for his Luau feast to begin
Trail Head

Tree hugging
Luckily we weren't hunted by mistake/saw any pigs!

Jeff running away from me
Too many choices???

The rain came down

Beautiful switchback style roads

Reminds me of fine tendons when looking at a Cadaver

Mtn View from Round Top Drive

Rain pouring down

View of HNL

Diamond Head in the distance

Who doesn't take a self portrait running these days??!

Beautiful greenery

Bamboo Barrier on a sharp corner

This lined part of the roads

Where we came from

Awesome trail network on the North Shore

Jeff stripping down

Cool winter coat I thought for this big tree:)

View from a lookout we came across (twds Haleiwa)

View twds Laie

Not much clothing left for Jeff to strip off!

Jungle trail dropped us out (luckily) where I thought it did...who takes a map these days??

Red dirt playground

Top of the red dirt playground

It could be a natural pump track

Another gate we went through

An outlay of all the mountains on the North Shore

The meaning behind 'Waimea' 

At Waimea Falls

A local decorating the Christmas tree with mostly hand made ornaments