Photoblog: And Paradise was Nice

I’m back with the requisite mainlander pink sunburn, 6 days in Hawaii did me good, we stayed in the North shore, which is mainly untouched, unlike the crowded skyrises of Japanese/tourist owned Honolulu.

To unplug was good, but I’m still going to slowly wade back to shore (aka reality). Mentally, I’m still floating in the blue azul sea, I guess the vacation wasn’t long enough.

I’m not the only one that’s distancing themselves from the conversation, so expect me to slowly return to normal, if at all.

But, in the meantime I wanted to share some of the photos I took from the vacation, all are untouched raw photos from the Nokia N95 camera phone. Please note that I test social media products, and this one was given to me from a fellow analyst, which I have since given away.

Update: We stayed at Gigi’s rentals, in these beach cottages, (specifically this one Gigi’s Ocean Paradise) very affordable, less than a hotel. See Google Map, it’s the cottage, not the large complex. It’s nice to shop for you own food at the local supermarkets, getting fresh seafood and wine/beer, and not spending ridiculous amounts of money on food.

Oahu Sunrise: North Shore
View from Hau’ula, Oahu’s Quiet and Rural North Shore, this was my daily morning view….sigh

Gentle sway, rustles in the wind

Sunrise, East Oahu Shore
Warm sunrises

Crab Fan
Every morning, the sand crabs dug ‘fans’…

Crab Mounds
…and mounds


Clean morning air

Turtle tracks
Tracks of a giant sea turtle

Where we stayed, our private beach


Secluded Beach
Private Beach

Surfboards in Kawailoa, the Surfing Capital of the World

Matsumoto’s Shave Ice
Matsumoto’s famous shaved ice

Giovanni's shrimp truck
Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck

Giovanni's shrimp
The shrimp is raised in local shrimp farms, very fresh. We brought our own beer

Peacock in Waimea Valley

Lifeguard tower at Bonsai Pipeline

Bonzai Pipeline
Bonzai Pipeline


Kailua Bay



our beach house
Beach Cottage