Through the window of my room at the Ilikai Hotel
Looks like other people are awake, too.
It's pretty high up. I was on the 23rd floor.
It took me about 5 minutes to jog to the beach, and the sun had already come up quite a bit.
I'm pretty sure that's an inactive volcano in the distance.
There was a rock barrier going out into the water. I walked down to the end of it for some shots, and took a video. The rocks were black, volcanic stuff.
Taken from the end of the rock barrier. That's a catamaran boat. I rode one of those later on in the trip.
The Ilikai Hotel is in there. Guess which one?
Palm trees on the beach at sunrise.
A decorative fountain near the hotel.
That's the Ilikai Hotel.
Precious Kona coffee. It's closed at this point, so I'd come back a few days later.
This was our meeting room for the week.
And the view from the patio!
This is the view from my hotel room. That's the Hilton lagoon in the middle, and the beach and ocean just beyond.
There was a nice little garden just outside the back entrance of the hotel.
The sun was starting to go down...
A river runs through it. "It" being Honolulu, of course.
Photo Credit: Roland Tanglao
Photo Credit: Blake Winton
Photo Credit: Ludovic Hirlimann
We're off to meet up with the catamaran
The beach always looked like this.
It was super sunny and warm out. The sand was hot.
The lifeguard / bartender. I know.
Mozilla Messaging and a bunch of strangers on a boat
There's that inert volcano again.
That's the skipper in the bottom right. He seemed permanently relaxed.
Ludo is being badass at the front of the boat. I joined him later on and got soaked.
See that little boat? I was stoked to get a silhouette shot in front of the sunset...