Honolulu - Going North


On Friday we had a lazy morning an stayed in - partially also because we had to catch up with the news from Egypt. It’s what you get from having good Internet access and staying in a private home where somebody is watching CNN...
It used to be that I went on vacation and didn’t have the slightest cue what was going on with the rest of the world for two weeks. But then most of the time, nothing major had happened anyway... 

In the afternoon Willow and Steve took us to the North Shore by car. As soon as we got out of Honolulu it started raining really heavily. We were kind of worried because we wanted to go to a beach after all. But fortunately it stopped by the time we reached Haleiwa, the small town in the North. We had lunch there and then drove on to the famous Waimea Bay.

There Oli and me hopped around in the waves. They were not as big as houses (as they sometimes get), but still high and strong enough to push us around. It was fun but also kind of exhausting. Our Hawaiian friends on the other hand just took a nap on the beach...




Just as we got out of the water it started raining a little, so we packed our stuff and drove on.

In the later evening we went to a concert. I admit that the band Beats Antique was mostly known to me by name, I didn’t really have an idea what the music was like. But they had the well known Tribal Fusion dancer Zoe Jakes with them, so we thought it would definitely be worth checking it out.
It was good (although a bit heavy on the percussion) and Zoe certainly is an impressive dancer.

It was also very interesting to watch the crowd. There were people from like 10 different scenes, in all possible styles of clothing, from flipflop to high heels to barefoot...