One of the highlights of any trip to Hawaii is watching the sunset over the Pacific, or depending on where you’re staying, sunrise. Rarely do you get to enjoy both at the same location.
But on our recent trip to Hawaii, we spent half our time at Turtle Bay on the tip of Oahu (a special place for a special anniversary) and got to see both sunrise and sunset from our hotel. What a treat!
Every morning I woke up early for sunrise – it was easy to do since we were still adjusting to the three-hour time change from Seattle.
Some days I walked down the beach and waited quietly – almost reverently – with a handful of others, as color began to build in the distance.
Other mornings I stayed closer to the hotel with a few other solitary types contemplating the day.
In the evenings we gathered at the Sunset Bar, though not quite as solitary, it was a perfect place to watch the waves roll in and surfers riding them – while watching the sun go down.
That too was marvelous. I’m still pinching myself that I was actually there.