inside the Arizona Memorial
the rusty remains of the ship's main turret
at the entrance to the Arizona Memorial
you have to wait before you can enter the Arizona Memorial
the memorial stone for the USS Scamp, on eternal patrol
the memorial stones for the 52 submarines lost in action. The USS Bowfin SS 287 is in the background
at Waikiki Beach we enjoy a spectacular sunset
the entrance to Bowfin Park, the memorial for submarines
is, with nearly a million inhabitants, the most populated Hawaiian island. The island is nicknamed the Heart of Hawaii.
the state capital is located at the southeast shores of O'ahu.
It's deepwater port Pearl Harbor is home to the mighty
US Navy Pacific Fleet
The Kingdom of O'ahu
lasted from the 11th till the end of the 18th century, after which it fell
to Kahekili II of Maui and shortly after that to Kamehameha I who founded the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1810.
known fact is that with 200 days, Oahu holds the world record for longest continuous rain period. That puts the other nickname 'Rainbow
State', in a much clearer perspective.
To top it off we watched a spectacular sunset at Waikiki Beach.
the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor sits over the sunken Arizona, the last resting place of 1100 sailors
an old torpedo on display
a stroll along Waikiki Beach is a must for every visitor