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The Journey Home.’s Travel Diary

Friday, 29 Sep 2006

Location: Waikiki, USA

MapAloha Folks!

Well our 3 days in Hawaii have just about to come to an end as we board the flying kangaroo back to Oz tomorrow.It also marks the end of about 10 weeks of travelling but don't despair we will add a final chapter when we get back to Oz and as promised i will finally get the photos sorted for you all as there are quite a few missing.

The 3 days on the island have been spent shopping, driving around the North shore and visiting Pearl Harbour.

Yesterday was by far the best (for me anyway) as we drove to the North Shore to catch the first real swell of the season as it is usually flat through the summer months. We saw good waves at Sunset but it was flat at Waimea but then we arrived at Pipe to find a solid 6-8ft swell with loads of people out. After seeing the place i watched endlessly on video as a kid was great to finally be here. The day got even better when none other that Hawaiin legend Sunny Garcia sat down next to us to watch pipe. I was like a little school girl and scurried over and got my photo with Sunny with pipe breaking in the background...wicked.

Today we got the bus over to Pearl Harbour to check the USS Arizona memorial, it was good to fill a few blanks in my mind about what happened there and why.

And this afternoon we hired longboards and went surfing at Waikiki at the place Duke started surfing all those years ago. Apples got to her feet and agreed it's not that scary after all. I also bumped into Mark Reeves for those people from Newy out in the surf and apparently Lisa Curry Kenny was also having a paddle.

So now i am enjoying my last happy hour pints and Linda is taking a little snooze after her fantastic surfing effort this afternoon.

As of Monday i will be back in Newcastle for 3 weeks and Linda will be on the sunny coast. So those wanting to have a few frosty ones drop by the Callender ranch.

Till then......Aloha

Matt and Surfer Girl Apples!!!