Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Diamond Head State Monument

HawaiiPics3 034 copyOn Tuesday, Dianne and I drove to the Diamond Head State Monument. It’s an area inside the Diamond Head Crater where you can park and then hike up a trail to the rim of the crater where an old fire control station (i.e. gunfire from shore batteries – not forest fires) has been turned into a public lookout. The brochure we got mentioned observers here not only controlled fire from artillery batteries at Diamond Head, but also the artillery at Fort DeRussy where we visited the Army Museum (see my earlier post). Because it’s up so high, you have a wonderful view of Waikiki and downtown Honolulu as well as the southeast shore of the island. You can see a few of the photos we took here. It was pretty warm when we were hiking up and there wasn’t much of a breeze inside the crater. Once we got to the rim, the breeze helps cool you off. The view made the hike worth it. It’s worth the hike, but take plenty of water.

Afterwards, we went to the Waiola shave ice store to help cool off. It's the first review when you scroll down that site. It really is the best shaved ice on the planet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where's my picture of my pineapple and coconut? Any macadamia nuts on that island? :) 74 here - high in the 80's. It's Deepika's last day. -Carla -