Beautiful Hawaii - Part 3
This part will show you the rest of the Oahu island that doesn't include Honolulu. We'll see some jungles, scenes from "Lost", remote beaches, fruit markets, pineapple plantations and of course skydiving..
I guess it's time to explore the rest of the island. But before we have to get out of the city. As you can see this isn't just a small island. Traffic and highways are huge. Welcome to Hawaii :)
Finally we're out of the city and now it feels like a whole other world.
I guess locals are against any development on the island.
I really love these small towns by the roads.
Famous garlic shrimp truck. Shrimps tastes amazing.
Very interesting fruits. The ones at the back are passion fruits. They go great with papayas.
And here are the papayas. One of my favourite fruits. We literally had them every day. It's a shame it's so hard to get a good ones here in Latvia.
Actually no idea what this is :) But looked interesting.
Someone has a very interesting yard. Surf art.
Shaver ice cream truck. Another snack you have to try.
Also found this amazing surfboard hippie truck. Looks really cool.
After this small town it was time to go for one of the craziest thing I've ever done - skydiving. Which took place right there near by.
Here come the other jumpers. They look fine.
And the next ones are ready to go.
In short it was really awesome. Not that scary as you might think and something I'll remember for my whole life.
And yes, I would definitely jump again someday.
After the jump we moved on and continued exploring the island.
If you think this is a moon, you're wrong. It's an observatory. Hawaii islands holds one of the largest observatories in the world.
Then we've stopped at one of the resorts. Entrance is free for everybody so yo are welcome to hit the beach.
Interesting flowers all round the area.
And the parking lot is full of mustangs. I have to admit Ford Mustang is a really popular car there.
Beautiful weather for a swim..
Every beach has at least one surfer.
And these are very popular places for snorkelling. Many different fishes and even turtles come to the reefs so it's a great opportunity to see them.
Usually the water is cristal clear so all you need is a good mask and that's it.
I'm ready to go. :)
A view from the reef.
There are beaches all over the island. Literally.
Here is another remote beach. Feels like you are on the desert island. Even though an hour earlier you were stuck in a huge traffic jam.
The next stop was Dole pineapple plantation.
You may have seen the stickers of Dole in the supermarkets. So this is where they actually grow pineapples. Here is a small one.
Yes If you didn't know, the pineapples grow on the ground. Like berries.
There's even pineapple ice cream in the area and a pineapple house.
Since they export pineapples all over the world there is a sign how far we are from all mayor cities. 7 230 miles or 11 635 km from London for instance.
Another place we wanted to visit was of course the "Lost" village. A scene where all mayor event in a "Lost" movies took place.
Here are the same houses where Sawyer and Kate lived. In other words the "Others" village.
If you've seen "Lost" you'll definitely recognise it.
At the moment it is a base camp for school children. Really cool place for a camp.
They even left the Darma sign.
It doesn't matter whether you are at the beach or on the road, the sunset in Hawaii are staggering.
And now it's time to head back to Honolulu. Watching beautiful sunset while we drive through the jungle.
Palms, some kind of plantations, mountains and the sunset. This really is a paradise.
We were back just in time for the fireworks.
As it turned out we lived right next to the fireworks place so we could admire it while sitting on a balcony. One of the best places in town I guess :)
No special occasion for them. They fire it every Tuesday and Friday evening. What can I say - Hawaii - they enjoy every day.
Great end of the day. Next time I'll show you another island - Maui, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful of all Hawaiian islands.
Check out the first part of this trip , or the second part in case you've missed it.