This actually comes earlier in the Jody-and-Greg cruise timeline than Samoa… they swung through Honolulu, a city with which I am intimately acquainted ^_^. Hawaii probably needs no introduction for followers of this site, so without further ado, here are some beautiful photographs!
Posts Tagged ‘Hawaii’
Posted by E.G.D. on March 15, 2015
Posted by Jody on October 22, 2013
Aloha! This is some really wonderful information from one of my favorite sites.
Stay safe & have a great day at the beach! ~Jody
Originally posted on Pacific Island National Parks:
(The following article courtesy National Weather Service Honolulu Office Website )
Hawaii’s Ocean Awareness Week: October 21st – 25th, 2013
Weather and surf are distinguished by two distinct seasons in Hawaii. The surf seasons generally follow the seasonal changes in the weather pattern across the North-Central Pacific Ocean. The dry season in Hawaii runs from May through September, while the wet season runs from October through April.
During the dry season, long period south swells are most common. These swells are generated by storm systems churning away in the southern hemisphere to the east of Australia and New Zealand. Two distinct zones of storm generation are favorable for south swell development. The most favorable location is in the area just east of New Zealand, while a second less consistent area is located between Australia and New Zealand. The south swells travel nearly…
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Posted by E.G.D. on March 1, 2013
Today’s Featured Guest Writer is Walter Wong:
Aloha from the Islands of Hawaii. As a son of a Fisherman, I grew up swimming along with my father as he would spear fish for family meals. It was a very special place I felt as “La’ie Bay”, located on the Northeastern tip of the island of O’ahu, contained several islands which if assembled, would depict a giant Lizard or Mo’o as we say in Hawaiian.
The picture of my two sons shows the head of the giant Mo’o in the back ground with the hole representing the eye. It was special to share this with my sons as we live on the Big Island of Hawaii. All they could ask was “are there sharks Dad?”. Soon, it will be time for me to give them the knowledge of swimming to the different islands of the Mo’o so they will know where and how to care for their families when the time comes. In the mean time, I will watch and observe the ocean for the right conditions, and their journey will begin. Aloha!
About the Author: Walter Wong is a Native Hawaiian who grew up in Laie, Oahu, Hawaii, now residing on the Big Island of Hawaii. He is the father of 8 children and the Owner of HawaiianUp. He enjoys sharing stories about Hawaii and helping people to make their own memories.
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Posted by Jody on January 9, 2013
Many folks who visit the Hawaiian island of Oahu just can’t wait to see the much ballyhooed Waikiki sunsets. And, yes, Waikiki’s sunsets really are worth the wait. But we morning people get to begin the day in paradise with another one of Mother Nature’s most unique and beautiful spectacles: the sunrise over Diamondhead. Sunrises on Waikiki Beach come with the extra bonus of having a peaceful, uncrowded shoreline almost entirely to yourself.
Set your alarm. You won’t want to miss this!
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Posted by E.G.D. on October 18, 2012
According to the University of Hawaii Museum’s Flickr page, “The collection is currently housed in the Anthropology Department, Archaeology Program, College of Arts and Sciences. The collection is fairly comprehensive for much of the shell midden material found in Hawaiian sites… (and) supports undergraduate education through various Archaeology courses.”
The photographic guide provides not only stunning images of “nearly 200 species of marine mollusks” (according to the College of Arts and Sciences newsletter) all with the shells sitting conveniently next to a ruler for size reference, but in most cases information including scientific name, common name, habitat, and the typical adult size of the pictured mollusk. What fun! I can’t wait to ferret out information about some of the shells I’ve found on the coast of Oahu over the years!
And so, happy beachcombing, everyone, and when you’re finished with your day on a Hawaiian beach, don’t forget to have some fun identifying your finds! -E.G.D.
Jody’s note: If you’re looking for the best beachcombing beaches of the Hawaiian Islands, we have that, too: “Best Hawaiian Beaches for Shells.” You might also want to check out more Hawaiian beach posts by looking through our category: “Beaches of the Hawaiian Islands.”
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