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It was kind of a wild weekend in Hawaii.  We had Hurricane Iselle blow through the Big Island and then getting torn apart by the tall peaks of Mauna Kea and the rest of mountain tops of the Island.  We also had the election primaries and, to my surprise, Governor Abercrombie was man-slapped by state senator, David Ige garnering 67% of the vote.

Surf Was Up!

And, after it was all said and done and Hurricane Julio skirted a safe, 250 miles north, north east of the Islands, it was kind of back to normal.  On Oahu, at least.

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That’s not to say that Hurricane Julio didn’t make an appearance.  The surf was up today.  A few surfer friends of mine were loving life in certain spots around Oahu.  Not me, though.  I’m basically a beach bum.  I like to snorkel.  I like calm waters, gentle breezes and the occasional turtle.

Even at Hanauma Bay today the surf was up and there were even two dudes surfing there, just past the reef!  It was not an opportune time to be snorkeling on the east and north shore waters today with Julio throwing around the ocean.  From what I’ve been told by others, though, the west part of Oahu (the part that would have been protected from Julios seas) was nice and calm.  Too bad I missed it.

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Side Note:  Leaving Hanauma Bay today I dropped my Sony Xperia ZS1, which is what I take most of my photos with.  It’s broken.  Bummer.

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Plans for September:  We’re Going to Kauai

We’re planning a weekend trip to Kauai on Labor Day weekend and I’m really looking forward to it.  I’m particularly looking forward to a ride up the Na Pali Coast and snorkeling at Ke’e Beach.  I heard it’s pretty awesome.

Of course, it’s only for the weekend and I have to pack a whole bunch into about 3 and a half days, but I plan on seeing the Waimea Canyon, Wailua Falls and the Spouting Horn.

Hope you all had a great first week of August and that you enjoy the rest of the month.

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