I remember as a kid watching Hawaii Five-0, and thinking that it looked fantastic – it was always sunny – but the downside was that the place seemed to be riddled with crime!
The Hawaiian island of Oahu is beautiful, and so far I have managed to stay out of harm’s way. I have always wanted to visit, and for me the thing that I really wanted to do when I got here was to ride the surf at Waikiki in an outrigger canoe, just as I remembered from the opening scenes of Hawaii Five-0.
So this morning Matt, Jackie and I wandered along the seafront to Waikiki, and chatted to Uncle Gill from Star Beach Boys on the beach there. He soon had us sorted out with a captain, and with a couple of additions to our crew, we were off into the surf.
$15 for about half an hour out there seemed very reasonable, and we caught three waves, with time for a quick swim in the beautiful warm water before the last ride in.
What a beautiful day, and what a beautiful place in which to achieve goal #30. Last two pictures courtesy of beach photographer Zack Fishburn.