Yesterday Elisha and I (escorted by Commander K.) visited Ford Island and spent some time at the USS Utah, one of the ships hit on the attack of Pearl Harbor… and one that many do not see/visit. As you can see below there’s not much left of the ship. Ford Island is definitely a step back in time, just recently (1998) a bridge (Admiral Clarey Bridge) was built to allow cars on the island – before that it was only ferry boat. Much of the buildings still have a 50′s look and feel, almost like being on the movie set of Tora! Tora! Tora! or Pearl Harbor. The control tower was restored late last year. Old photos taken from Pacific Aviation Museum.
On Sunday we went back to the North Shore to swim/bodysurf and have a picnic at Waimea Bay. No, the point wasn’t breaking (Eddie) but the waves on the shore were. It can definitely be a dangerous place to play. Above is my takeoff thru getting barreled — as the late Andy Irons would say, it’s a kiss from God. BTW, after I pulled the camera out no one else wanted to get in the water so I was the only one to get pics. Sure would like a water housing for my 5D! Image made with the Diptic App, learn more here.