After defending my thesis on the 17th, it's off to Hawaii on the 19th for a
nice little break.

Looking out over Pearl Harbor on the flight in to Honolulu.

Looking out at the endless blue.

The fish in the channel by Ala Moana Beach Park. What do they eat?

Angie ready to test the snorkeling gear at Magic Island.

A sighting of the rare Angiefish.
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There were some nice schools, but the fish were pretty small in general.
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A big happy fish.

Our shy, spotted friend.

A movie of our friend.
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A fish hiding in the reef.

A nice bird.

He has all the fish he could ever eat.

After two days surfing, the reef started to take its toll on my feet.

Hanauma Bay, a great place to snorkel.

The fish were a bit bigger here than Magic Island.

They were colorful, too, although it doesn't always come out in pictures too well.

Following a couple fish around.
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This one looks tasty.

A big green guy.
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This one came right up to the camera. Not shy at all.

Assorted fish.
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This guy was big.
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A parrot fish.

Another big one.

Testing Marc's equipment. The flippers weren't really designed for
snorkeling, but they worked fine.

Where are the fish?

Oh, there they are.

Angie likes fish, except for the heads.

The camera was difficult to aim underwater.

It seemed that we were always aiming too high and right.

This guy was pretty neat.

He would cruise around slowly most of the time, but he could really move
when he felt like it.

Watch him in action.
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A bit frilly for my tastes.

Your basic spotted fish.

I should probably have figured out what these fish were actually called.

A pair of these guys.

Still searching for the elusive humu.

You're nice, but no humu.

The long skinny guy again, up close.

Wiggling his way around.

At last, A humu!

Again with the humu (humuhumunukunukuapuaa, for those who care).

Following our new friend around.
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Distracted by the big purplish fish.

Back to the humu.

A nice gathering of assorted fish.

Time to surf the "North Shore" with "Sunset Suzy." Angie catches a wave.
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Angie with another one.
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Relaxing in the water.

Marc riding a wave.

Marc standing.

Angie catching a wave.

Marc catching a wave as Angie watches.

Marc riding the wave.

Angie and Marc ready for another wave.

Marc looking like a pro.

My turn to ride.

Making the most of the small stuff.

Matsumoto makes some good shave ice.

Looking out the window to Magic Island.

Readjusting the lighting to show the bleak, white condo interior.

Looking out to Magic Island.

A wider view.

A bit to the left we see downtown Honolulu.

The kitchen area.

Resting up for another big day.

Baby pineapples.

Authentic Hawaiian quilts, made in the Phillipines.

Back to the North Shore and Sharks Cove.

A nice little school of fish.
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The fish were about the same size as at Magic Island for the most part.

Another small fish.

A nice striped one.

A couple fish swimming around.

This guy gave me a bit of a scare at first. There were about 5 others
swimming with him in a little school. Just don't point that thing at me.

The school again.

More schooling.

This little guy was funny. He just sat in his hole and opened and closed
his mouth.
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Looking out to Kailua from the Pali Highway. The highway tunnels are on
the lower right.

The banyon tree at the Sheraton Moana Surfrider.

Again with the tree.

Surfing "Courts."
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Riding another wave.
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Angie did a good job wading out and shooting video.
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My favorite ride of the day. Notice the way I managed to turn back toward
the wave, the first time for me to do this.
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Heading up the west side of the island, we stopped near the end of the road
to see some more fish. A week earlier there were dolphins here, but we
weren't so lucky.

A group of fish.

Assorted fish.

More fish.

A fish movie.
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A nice humu movie.
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Following my new little friend.

A bit closer.

Watching him swim around. Not the most elegant fish
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A couple of those long, skinny guys swimming around.
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These fish are just kind of strange looking.

Fun to watch, though.

The fish with the long dorsal fin streamer.

From above.

The long, skinny guy again.

A bunch of fish feeding on the coral.

The cutest fish ever. A baby Humu. Unfortunately, he was not easy to

Watching the little guy swim around.
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Hawaiians are great people, but they like to steal. Sunset Suzy's advice
of taking all valuables out of the car proved to be useful. Unfortunately,
the towels and food gave them enough incentive to break in and look.

Unfortunately, there didn't seem to be any good fingerprints.

Looking to the west from the condo. "Courts," my surfing spot, is to the

The Memorial Day celebration, Hawaiian style.

They played music, did chants, and talked about all the friends and
relatives lost in wars and water-related accidents.

Then, they sent the boats out with the prayers.

A movie of the boats heading out.
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They floated over 1000 little lighted boats with prayers on them near the
beach (to the lower right, just barely visible from our condo's window).

Angie in the tunnel on the hike up Diamond Head Crater.

At the top.

A 360 degree view from the top. To the left is where I surfed the first
day and cut myself up pretty bad (left of the lighthouse). Just right of
center is Honolulu. More to the right, we see the crater and the coast
leading toward Hanauma Bay.

A close-up of my first day's surfing spot and the lighthouse.

Looking toward Magic Island and Ala Moana Beach.

Angie and me at the summit.

Looking out over the wing toward Diamond Head as we prepare to take off.

Flying past Ala Moana Beach.

The small cove at Magic Island where we snorkeled.

Waikiki Beach.

Diamond Head Crater.

Hanauma Bay.

Another Hanauma Bay.

Close-up of Hanauma Bay.

Looking up the coast to Kailua (center) and Kaneohe Bay (left).

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