We took a stroll at sunrise along the Waialea beach park. The palm trees swayed above the thick landscape below.
We drove to the windward coast of O'ahu island where we stopped by Makapu'u Beach. The strong currents and waves made it a favorite of body surfers. Sandy beach nestled by dark volcanic stones.
Day 3: We drove up to the Manoa valley to hike the trail to the Manoa falls. It was a completely different environment: a damp rainforest with muddy paths. The reward at the end of the hike was the majestic stone wall with rainfall from the mountain top splashing down to create Manoa Falls.
I had a conversation with a local resident (Ola) who said he appreciated the idea of drawing on location instead of just taking photographs. I mentioned he should check out our Urban Sketchers page for more!
Lots of gratitude to my wife Sima who supports, patiently waits at each landmark, and takes cool photos like this one-- sketching on a mossy rock at the base of the falls: