Oahu, Hawaii

I've given up on making a separate post for each thing we did, so here's one post with select photos spanning four days. We did a lot during our short stay in Oahu, but I feel like there's still a ton of things to see on the island. I'm sure I'll be back and visit some of the other islands too. Huge thanks to my sister (and future wedding planner) Stephanie for planning most of the trip!

View of the ocean from our lenai.

Fresh coconuts at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
My dad loved this taro thing so much, he went back for seconds.

Canoe rides at Paradise Cove.

Feeding the ever-hungry koi fish at the Dole Plantation.

Diamond Head

After snorkeling, we went to lunch and then hiked up Diamond Head. The hike is about 1.6 miles round trip, which would've been a breeze if not for the sun pounding down on us. I ended up with a horrible sunburn on my shoulders even though I applied sunscreen!

At the halfway point.
First flight of stairs (out of four).

View of the Pacific Ocean and Waikiki from the summit.

I unintentionally interrupted a guy from enjoying a musubi to have this photo taken. It was kind of awkward.

Snorkeling with Welakahao Outrigger Catamaran

This was our first time snorkeling, and I think it's safe to say that we all had a lot of fun! The thought of swimming far off from the shore, with the ocean floor several feet below us, was a bit daunting at first. (And would you trust your life with something as silly sounding as a noodle?) The whole experience turned out to be really exciting, and I got pretty close to a sea turtle!

Not sure if these are blurry because I was freaking out or if it was because the turtle was swimming too fast for my camera to capture.

It started pouring at one point, but it lasted for only a few minutes.

Photos taken with my temperamental point-and-shoot inside a DicaPac WP410 (that's where the strange vignetting comes from).