Sand, Sea and Peregrines

Sand, Sea and Peregrines

Sand, Sea and Peregrines For this seasonal adventure, the journey always starts early, from waking up sharp at 2:30 am and out on the road by 3:30, so that I can reach this pristine beach in the Marin County of California just before sunrise. It takes approximately 2 hours to drive up there and another 15 minutes to walk to the beach through a sandy trail. Fortunately, the notorious Bay Area traffic is not a problem at that time of the day and one can drive over the Golden Gate Bridge with hardly another car in sight, a rarity to say the least. It is the sheer excitement of what I am going...
Hawai`i Travelogue: Part 2

Hawai`i Travelogue: Part 2

Hawai`i Travelogue: Part 2 Two Nights in Maui (The Valley Isle) – Our 2-day O’ahu trip was over and on July 3rd, we were all set to explore our next travel destination, Maui-the second largest of Hawai`ian islands. The island is named after the demigod Māui in Hawai`ian mythology and also known as “The Valley Isle”. Hopping between the Hawai`ian islands is convenient and quick. There are frequent, daily flights that interconnect the main islands (Kauaʻi, O’ahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Maui and Big Island) and are served by Hawai`ian airlines and Interisland Air Carriers. To catch...
Hawai`i Travelogue: Part 1

Hawai`i Travelogue: Part 1

Hawai`i Travelogue: Part 1 Two Nights in O`ahu (The Gathering Place) – Back in 2014, when Sankha and I were living continents apart in Australia and United States, we once thought of meeting in a Hawai`ian island to celebrate Christmas together. Somehow that plan didn’t materialize, but since then we have been eagerly waiting to tick ‘vacation in Hawai`i’ off our bucket list. This year, we finally set out for a “10-day-9-night” long vacation in Hawai`i on 30th June. For our first trip to Hawai`i, we chose three islands from the Hawai`ian archipelago (Ka Pae `Aina O Hawai`i Nei): O`ahu...
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