We left New Zealand en route to Hawaii for the last leg of our journey. Our flight was pleasant and we arrived at our hotel in Honolulu at 11:30 pm.
The next morning we awoke to beautiful blue skies and the temperature started to climb. One thing we had not done when we were here on our honeymoon 35 years earlier was climb Diamond Head...so we got our walking shoes on and off we went.
A taxi took us into the caldera and we hiked up the rough path to the summit where we had beautiful views. It was a hard climb..rising 750 feet, in the scorching heat as there is not a breath of wind in the caldera itself.
Having accomplished both the climb and the descent, we went to Waikiki Beach for a quick dip before we had to leave for the airport and the commuter flight to Kona on the island of Hawaii.