Day 1 ~ Saturday, May 19th
Ellen and Jorge decided that it was time to visit Pearl Harbor to see the USS Arizona Memorial. Our taxi from the airport was a limousine. After we arrived at our hotel we took a stroll down to the world famous Waikiki Beach. Do you know what a modern thong bikini is? Jorge does now and nearly broke his neck looking here and there. The best word to describe the beach area is: Crowded.
We also learned about the ABC Stores found at nearly every corner. There are 35 store locations within a one-mile radius of Waikiki. The intersection of Kalakaua and Seaside Avenue alone has four stores. That’s what we call convenience!
Hawaii definitely lives up to its blue ocean reputation. Off shore there are bunches of surfers and boats of various kinds. Large catamarans looked to be popular. Smaller dinner cruise ships were evident too.
There is a pier sticking out which divides Waikiki Beach. From what we could tell it’s main purpose was to allow people to jump off into the Pacific Ocean. Oh, there are signs that state that it is not allowed. They are happily ignored by all.
Waikiki has a man-made breakwater structure that was not evident at high tide. As time went on we saw it. It really does make a difference for the swimmers by the beach.