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The Circle the Oahu Island tour

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Beginning the Circle Oahu Island tour

Hanauma Bay

The right side of beautiful Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay

Aloha from the Hirds at Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay was spectacular

Our informative Hawaiian Tour Guide, Garfield

Halona Point

Halona Point blow-hole

Halona Point

Right side of Halona Point

The blowhole site is quite memorable

the Hawaii seashore is captivating

remarkable beauty

Hang on to your hat at this windy mountain lookout

Pali Lookout

The Nuuanu Pali Lookout (“Cool Height Cliff”)overlooking the 985 foot cliffs of the Koolau Mountain Range, one of the most spectacular views on O’ahu.

At the Pali Lookout in 1795, King Kamehameha and his warriors conquered the O’ahu armies, pushing them over these cliffs and uniting the Hawaiian Islands.

How we got around the island of Oahu in a full-day tour

Mokolii Island is popularly called Chinaman’s Hat due to its unique conical shape.

A closer look at Mokolii Island

Kualoa Ranch

Hawaiian cowboy ranch

Hawaiian horses

Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Outlet

The Lakes, founders of the Macadamian Farm

Sunset Beach on the North Shore of Oahu

One of the most famous surfing sites in the world

Aloha from Sunset Beach

The North Shore has all kind of warnings

Watch out for Rip Tides on the North Shore beaches

Three warnings in a row

Pipeline Beach on the North Shore

Dole Plantation in Hawaii

many varieties of pineapple at the Dole Plantation

Another Hawaiian rainbow

somewhere over the rainbow…

Returning to our hotel after a long enjoyable Island Circle tour

-The sequel book Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit is available online with Amazon.com in both paperback andebook form.  Dr. JI Packer wrote the foreword, saying “I heartily commend what he has written.” The book focuses on strengthening a new generation of healthy leaders. Drawing on examples from Titus’ healthy leadership in the pirate island of Crete, it shows how we can embrace a holistically healthy life.

In Canada, Amazon.ca has the book available in paperback and ebook. It is also posted on Amazon UK (paperback and ebook), Amazon France (paperback and ebook), and Amazon Germany (paperback and ebook).

Restoring Health is also available online on Barnes and Noble in both paperback and Nook/ebook form.  Nook gives a sample of the book to read online.

Indigo also offers the paperback and the Kobo ebook version.  You can also obtain it through ITunes as an IBook.

To receive a signed copy within North America, just send a $20 cheque (USD/CAN) to ED HIRD, 102 – 15168 19th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4A 0A5, Canada.

– In order to obtain a signed copy of the prequel book Battle for the Soul of Canada, please send a $18.50 cheque to ED HIRD, 102 – 15168 19th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4A 0A5. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.  This can also be done by PAYPAL using the e-mail ed_hird@telus.net . Be sure to list your mailing address. The Battle for the Soul of Canada e-book can be obtained for $4.99 CDN/USD.

-Click to purchase the Companion Bible Study by Jan Cox (for the Battle of the Soul of Canada) in both paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca 

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Author: edhird

I am the Rector of St. Simon's Church North Vancouver, B.C., having served there since 1987. Ordained in 1980, I have also served at St. Philip's Vancouver and St. Matthew's Abbotsford. My wife Janice and I have three sons James, Mark, and Andrew. I was the Past President and Chaplain for Alpha Canada. While serving as the National Chair for Anglican Renewal Ministries of Canada, I was one of three co-signers of the Montreal Declaration of Anglican Essentials http://www3.telus.net/st_simons/arm05.htm For the past 26 years, I have been privileged to write over 400 articles as a columnist on spiritual issues for local North Vancouver newspapers. In the last number of years, I have had the opportunity to lead conferences and retreats in Honduras, Rwanda, Washington State, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland, and Toronto. My new sequel Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit, with a foreword by Dr JI Packer, is online with Amazon.com in both paperback http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/097820221X/ref=redir_mdp_mobile and ebook form http://tiny.cc/tanhmx . In Canada, Amazon.ca has it available in paperback http://tiny.cc/dknhmx and ebook http://tiny.cc/wmhmmx . It is also posted on Amazon UK (paperback and ebook ), Amazon France (paperback and ebook), and Amazon Germany (paperback and ebook). Restoring Health is also available online on Barnes and Noble in both paperback and Nook/ebook form. Nook gives a sample of the book to read online: http://tiny.cc/vj3bmx . Indigo also offers the Kobo ebook version: http://tiny.cc/kreonx . You can also obtain it through ITunes as an IBook: http://tiny.cc/1ukiox The book 'Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit' focuses on strengthening a new generation of healthy leaders. Drawing on examples from Titus' healthy leadership in the pirate island of Crete, it shows how North Americans can embrace a holistically healthy life. In order to obtain a copy of the prequel book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', please send a $18.50 cheque to 'Ed Hird', #1008-555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2J7. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD. For more info, please click on www3.telus.net/st_simons/nsnews030.html

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