Thursday, October 1, 2015

Day 40 (24 September 2015)

The main road along Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.

Anne in front of Duke’s Bar, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Waikiki Beach with Diamond Head in the background, Hawaii.

Night time view of Honolulu from the Golden Princess, Pier 2, Hawaii Harbour.

Night time view of the historic harbour clock taken from the Golden Princess, Pier 2, Hawaii Harbour.

Today we had our feet on terra firma. The Golden Princess berthed at Pier 2, Honolulu Port about 6:30 am and after breakfast we left the ship. At this stage most passengers were enjoying their tours ranging from Pearl Harbour to the windward side of Oahu. In the past we had done all this so today we went shopping and visit Duke’s Bar on Waikiki. The main shopping area is at Ala Moana and to get there from Pier 2 we boarded a complimentary shuttle via Maui Diver factory. This establishment have the monopoly on black coral which is found only on a nearby island. Their jewellery is expensive and after 20 minutes we arrived at Ala Moana Shopping Mall. We spend a bit of money at Walmart and Macy’s which will be our last chance to visit these stores. We used the free Wifi at the mall to catch up on these posts. A short journey to Waikiki Anne invaded Ross (a cheap women fashion store) and later went to Duke’s Bar. This bar was frequented by us on many occasions in 2012 and 2014. Sadly our favourite bartender Justin left the bar last year to settle in Seattle. Nevertheless, a couple of lava flows later and we returned to Ala Moana to finish some clothes buying. Anne is happy, she had bought her dress for Carol’s wedding in November. Anne has come down with a cold. We are confused where she had pick this up as we have been very careful in what we touch and constantly wash our hands. Tomorrow the Golden Princess will arrive at Lahaina the main town on the island of Maui. We are on a tour – the Haleakala Crater tour. This is a seven hour excursion and will embrace most of our time in Maui. Cheers.

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