It has taken until our third trip to Hawai’i to visit Pearl Harbour, not because I didn’t want to go, but every time I have looked into it, the thought of the crowds and the queues and the waiting around always put me off. However, Evelyn booked it so we went this morning and it was a very pleasant surprise. There were plenty of people, but the organisation and the ease of getting around, with no waiting and everything running like clockwork made the trip a delight. It was especially nice to meet two Pearl Harbour survivors, both in their mid nineties, who sat outside and flirted with the ladies whilst under the guise of signing their books. There were very chatty and spent time with each person waiting in line for them, offering to have their photos taken with everyone.
We went across to Lanikai for lunch at friends of Evelyn and Marty. They have a house on a hill, a couple of minutes stroll to the beach. The view over the lagoon from their lanai (balcony/outside living area) was exceptional, with the trade winds gently blowing to cool us down. I only had my infra red camera with me today, as I fancied a change and some stark black and white, but I am happy with the way the panorama of their view came out, especially the clouds.