Day 11 was my hiking day in Hawaii. In the morning, I did one of Hawaii’s famous waterfall hikes followed by a second hike to a crater. I then climbed Diamondhead overlooking Honolulu. I ended the long day by going swimming at Waikiki. I did not wait for changing into a swimsuit. After the three hikes, I was dying to go into the warm green waters and dove in as soon as I made it back. It was great to float in the surf as the sun went down over Waikiki. After cleaning up, I then went back to Waikiki to watch the evening fireworks. They were awesome. You can just lie on the beach and they fire off truly impressive fireworks from a small lagoon. I loved it. It was a great way to spend my final night on the island.
Here are some of the shots from the hikes:
The Diamondhead hike was a bit tougher due to the first two hikes. It is also advisable to tackle Diamondhead in the morning (which I obviously blew). It is not a long hike but it is steep with a significant climb through tunnels and long steps. They lead to the top with a series of World War II bunkers. Indeed, you have to squeeze through the opening of one of the bunkers to get outside. It is all worth it. What a view. Indeed, the sweet breeze at the top is rejuvenating.