Hawaiian Adventures ~ An Oasis


Sunday 29 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

Hardly seems like a week’s gone by since last Sunday’s toe-dipping into the old 1980s archives….

First off was my looking around downtown, in and around Waikiki and Honolulu, and then as a second part, I headed inland, followed by the third being a selection of coastal/beach, and then the Maui Tropical Plantation. Last week was all about Volcanoes, and so now we come to an end of my look at the Hawaiian islands with some images of the wonderful green that best shows off that oasis of in the middle of the ocean.

Hope you enjoy these shots and the Hawaiian Adventures series as a whole 🙂


I remember how amazed I was back then, particularly at how green, lush, fertile and just plain gorgeous the islands are. Everywhere you turned there were tropical pants, trees, ferns, and grasses. That’s why I refer to it as an oasis in the ocean.




Haha, these next new shots take me back… Now I guess I could tell or small porky and state that my diving skills are legendary. Alas, my ability to lie is about as accomplished as my diving prowess. So no, it’s not a Young Spike in these, just some local hunk ‘doing his thing’.

Note the scribbled arrow drawn on the old photographic print with a ballpoint pen? I’m sure the ‘proper photographers’ out there are cringing at the thought! But that was pre-digital and no Photoshop (or Paint, as I normally use).




And there he goes : me thinks he’d done it before!




I’m no expert, but I think he’d knock up a perfect score…
(any comments from anyone who actually knows what they are talking about?) 




And to close off the series, yet another beautiful green Hawaiian vista 😀




P.S.:  As with all these ‘blast from the past’ series, please note, and excuse, the quality of the images. All are scans of low quality 6″x4″ (15x10cm) prints that were stored away in an attic for a long time.


2 thoughts on “Hawaiian Adventures ~ An Oasis

  1. Rajiv says:

    You went to Hawaii?


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