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After a short 8 and a half hour flight from Brisbane I arrived in Honolulu. I had almost forgotten how very friendly these people are but was reminded very quickly as I cleared customs and immigration at the airport

My friends picked me up from the airport and we drove to their home in Kailua.

Late in the afternoon Linda and I went for a walk along beautiful Kailua Beach. The perfect way to clear my head and recharge my batteries after the night flight and the time difference.

Kailua is very close to the Ko’olau mountains making the beach and the skies gorgeous.

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I was fascinated by the kite boarders. We counted at least 12 of them having the best time as the wind was quite strong. It is amazing how high they jump above the water. Kiteboarding is a surface water sport combining aspects of wake boarding, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, skateboarding and sailing into one extreme sport.

This house is right on the beach. Imagine a Mai Tai sitting here overlooking the beach and ocean at sunset.

Kailua is a town on the east coast of the main island Oahu. This part of the island is known as the windward side of the island. Although it is only about 20 miles from Waikiki it will take about 45 minutes to an hour to drive due to the traffic. Kailua beach is the water sports hub of the area.

I left the beach feeling refreshed and recharged.

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