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Hawaii 2004-Diamond Head, Waikiki, South and Windward Shore

Thursday, July 22, 2004 - Our third day in paradise and almost a fatality! We hiked Diamond Head today and my father nearly doubled over 3/4 quarters of the way into the hike. The hike was a gradual climb until we hit the stairs and my father nearly collapsed. He had a heart surgery over 15 years ago and I was thinking CPR and Rhiannon was thinking inheritance. As a result, we left him below the summit to rest while Rhiannon and I hiked to the top. In the end, everything turned out okay and we made it back to the trailhead with no further complications.

We drove onto Hanauma Bay, watched the Halona blowhole, photographed daredevils bodysurf at Sandy Beach, and drove through a rain forest. Back at Waikiki we hung out at the beach and then strolled over to the Sheraton Hotel to sip on a mai tai as we watched the sunset. Life can be so hard! Photos and text copyright by Sam Antonio. To purchase prints or to license an image please contact me at