Thursday, February 3, 2011

My college roommate's visit: Diamond Head

We'd actually wanted to climb Diamond Head on Tuesday afternoon, but we got there only to find that the path is currently closed in the afternoons so they can do renovations on it.

We snapped this shot outside of the crater (on the side of the road), then went to spend our afternoon in Waikiki/Ala Moana (see yesterday's post).

Koko Head, from Diamond Head

The next morning, we got up early. It was her last day in Hawaii, and we had to do both Diamond Head and Hanauma Bay, both of which are best to do early, first thing in the morning. Unfortunately, we couldn't do both things first. Fortunately, the Diamond Head hike only takes one hour.

Looking out over the rim of the crater. I love the morning light on the water, and the rain visible on the left.

Usually I think of Diamond Head as being very dry and brown (look at the rim/ridges of the crater in the photos here). But the huge amount of rain we'd had recently made it surprisingly green.

The lighthouse by Diamond Head.

Well I had my photo of Diamond Head from Waikiki, now here's Waikiki from Diamond Head. You can see the pier that I took the photo from the day before, as well as the famed pink hotel of song (the Royal Hawaiian).

They paved paradise and put up a parking
With a pink hotel, a boutique, and a swinging hot spot

Tomorrow, see our photos from Hanauma Bay!


Javier Briseño said...

Wooow! Awesome pics in this and the last post, I wanna be there... in the meantime I'll show all the photos to my family, they will love'em XD


Eleni said...

Thanks :) We were lucky the weather cleared up a bit so we could get some good views.