Somewhere along the North Shore is a neat little concrete bunker that was used during World War II. There are many of these bunkers scattered throughout the island, both mauka and makai. It’s always a treat whenever you stumble upon one of these on random occasions.
Long exposure photography has become popular as digital cameras have become more common and one of the most fun and interactive type of slow shutter imagery is Steel Wool photography. A simple technique with a few cheap items can produce exciting images limited only by your imagination.
I am fortunate that my job allows me to have a very flexible schedule. I’m a lecturer at the local University here, and so my schedule is very much like that of your typical college student. This means that I have a reasonable amount of free time on my hands. Oh yeah, I also still get winter break. Yes, being a University instructor is awesome.
Puu Manamana gets a lot of hype. Stuart Ball calls it “one of the most difficult hikes on the island.” Many have said that it offers some of the most spectacular hiking views that Oahu has to offer. Marvin went as far as to say that the “views are simply unrivaled on Oahu.” Heck, it was even featured as the banner image on Kaleo Lancaster’s Island Trails (the photo has recently been replaced). I had the opportunity to do a variation of the Puu Manamana trail and have to admit that, for the most part, the above statements are true.
The traditional Diamond Head Summit Trail, really, isn’t a hiker’s hike. The Diamond Head trail is easy and it’s short. For those reasons alone, it is probably the most popular tourist hike on the island of Oahu. Oh, and let’s not forget the famous views of Waikiki Beach that you are awarded with once you reach the summit of Diamond Head.