Saturday, January 23, 2016

Hawaii

After visiting the birthing stones, we stopped by the Dole Plantation and took a little train ride.  It was amazing that the pineapple still needs to be planted by hand and appears to be back-breaking work.  They also mentioned that pineapple are harvested during Hawaii's hottest season and the workers have to be totally covered (long pants, long sleeves, gloves) to protect them from the sharp pointy parts as the pineapple are also harvested by hand.  UGH!


The north shore of Oahu was having some MEGA waves and, of course, we had to see them.  It was a long drive up as traffic was barely crawling (think lots of folks had the same idea we did!!).  We finally found a spot to pull off and watch the waves and they were HUGE.  My pix don't do them justice--you'll just have to take my word for it.


And it was, unfortunately, at this same time that two military helicopters collided up near the MCBH (Marine Corp Base Hawaii) which was near where these pix were taken.  As we watched the waves, there was a search plane flying back and forth looking for survivors.  So sad.

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