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The Circle the Oahu Island tour

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

 

P. S. Click this Amazon link to view for free the first two chapters of our new novel Blue Sky.

“I’m afraid there’s been an accident…”

12bdf6ff-3021-4e73-bccd-bc919398d1a0-7068-0000031133e7b4d9Sandy Brown and her family have just moved to Spokane, Washington where her husband, Scott, is pastoring a new church. With a fresh start, Sandy is determined to devote more time to her four children. But, within weeks of settling in their new life, the Brown family is plunged into turmoil.

Sandy receives shocking news that her children aren’t safe, which brings back haunting memories of the trauma she experienced as a girl. Then, the unthinkable happens…

A brutal attack puts Sandy on the brink of losing everything she’s loved. Her faith in God and the family she cherishes are pushed to the ultimate limit.

Is healing possible when so many loved ones are hurt? Are miracles really possible through the power of prayer? Can life return to the way it was before?

Blue Sky reveals how a mother’s most basic instinct isn’t for survival… but for family.

If you’re a fan of Karen Kingsbury, then you’ll love Blue Sky. Get your copy today on paperback or  kindle.

-Click to check out our marriage book For Better For Worse: discovering the keys to a lasting relationship on Amazon. You can even read the first two chapters for free to see if the book speaks to you.

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-The sequel book Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit is available online with Amazon.com in both paperback and ebook 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 personally signed copy within North America, just etransfer at ed_hird@telus.net, giving your address. Cheques are also acceptable.

-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 

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

-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 

To purchase any of our six books in paperback or ebook on Amazon, just click on this link.


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View from a Hawaiian Submarine

Looking out from the Hawaiian transport to the submarine


Looking back onto the beach


Surfers by the submarine


Looking at Diamondhead from the submarine transport boat


Looking back on Waikiki beach


enjoying the view from the transport


A beautiful sunny day for a boat ride


making waves


Looking at Diamondhead from the transport boat


Flying the flags


birds-eye-view from the transport boat


Further from shore


They mistakenly thought that they found diamonds on Diamondhead


a boat that marks the submarine site


The submarine is surfacing


Coming to the surface


up close


out at sea


preparing to enter the submarine


Down the hatch


One of our compatriots preparing to descend into the sub


final glimpse of the beach as we are descending into the sub


colour begins to change as we descend


Looking out the submarine windows


At 100 feet down, everything looks blue


underwater life


Looking out the submarine window


Reefs created to give safe habitat to smaller fish


The fish are drawn to these shelters


Strategically located to rebuild fish life


not what I would have expected, but certainly effective

fellow submariners


joyfully blue at 100 feet down


a sunken ship which serves as a fish habitat


No, this is not the Titanic 😉


My navy frogman uncle Don used to dive for sunken treasure in the Caribbean


It is interesting how underwater life reshapes sunken ships

Holding my breath until I turn blue


As we ascend, the blue colour is starting to become lighter

quite an underwater adventure

no mermaids in sight


The colours are gradually returning as we are coming back up


A final underwater ship

Definitely shipwrecked


Back up top


Saying ‘farewell’ to our sub


Heading back to shore

Flags flying as we head back to the beach


Our sub resubmerged with its next group of curious tourists


Back on shore after our submarine adventure

 

P. S. Click this Amazon link to view for free the first two chapters of our new novel Blue Sky.

“I’m afraid there’s been an accident…”

12bdf6ff-3021-4e73-bccd-bc919398d1a0-7068-0000031133e7b4d9Sandy Brown and her family have just moved to Spokane, Washington where her husband, Scott, is pastoring a new church. With a fresh start, Sandy is determined to devote more time to her four children. But, within weeks of settling in their new life, the Brown family is plunged into turmoil.

Sandy receives shocking news that her children aren’t safe, which brings back haunting memories of the trauma she experienced as a girl. Then, the unthinkable happens…

A brutal attack puts Sandy on the brink of losing everything she’s loved. Her faith in God and the family she cherishes are pushed to the ultimate limit.

Is healing possible when so many loved ones are hurt? Are miracles really possible through the power of prayer? Can life return to the way it was before?

Blue Sky reveals how a mother’s most basic instinct isn’t for survival… but for family.

If you’re a fan of Karen Kingsbury, then you’ll love Blue Sky. Get your copy today on paperback or  kindle.

-Click to check out our marriage book For Better For Worse: discovering the keys to a lasting relationship on Amazon. You can even read the first two chapters for free to see if the book speaks to you.

  •  

-The sequel book Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit is available online with Amazon.com in both paperback and ebook 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 personally signed copy within North America, just etransfer at ed_hird@telus.net, giving your address. Cheques are also acceptable.

-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 

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

-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 

Glad to be back on dry ground

To purchase any of our six books in paperback or ebook on Amazon, just click on this link.


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Photos from the Hawaii trip

flying by WestJet to Hawaii
Welcomed to Hawaii
Doubly welcomed to Hawaii
Jellyfish anyone? on Waikiki beach
tropical beauty everywhere
Several Hawaiian rainbows
Our tour guide saying ‘hang loose’ 😉
the spectacular Paradise Cove
another glimpse of Paradise Cove
Welcomed to Paradise Cove
The Hawaiian music is very soothing
the beach at Paradise Cove
Anyone for a Hawaiian canoe ride?
This is harder than it looks to attempt
Aloha from way up high
leis everywhere
Waiting for the luau
seashore view at the luau
the relaxing Hawaiian shore at Paradise Cove
Cooking roast pig with lava rocks
more music at the luau
the traditional Hawaiian feast, including poi
last picture at the luau
a view from our hotel

“I’m afraid there’s been an accident…”

12bdf6ff-3021-4e73-bccd-bc919398d1a0-7068-0000031133e7b4d9Sandy Brown and her family have just moved to Spokane, Washington where her husband, Scott, is pastoring a new church. With a fresh start, Sandy is determined to devote more time to her four children. But, within weeks of settling in their new life, the Brown family is plunged into turmoil.

Sandy receives shocking news that her children aren’t safe, which brings back haunting memories of the trauma she experienced as a girl. Then, the unthinkable happens…

A brutal attack puts Sandy on the brink of losing everything she’s loved. Her faith in God and the family she cherishes are pushed to the ultimate limit.

Is healing possible when so many loved ones are hurt? Are miracles really possible through the power of prayer? Can life return to the way it was before?

Blue Sky reveals how a mother’s most basic instinct isn’t for survival… but for family.

If you’re a fan of Karen Kingsbury, then you’ll love Blue Sky. Get your copy today on paperback or  kindle.

-Click to check out our marriage book For Better For Worse: discovering the keys to a lasting relationship on Amazon. You can even read the first two chapters for free to see if the book speaks to you. 

-The sequel book Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit is available online with Amazon.com in both paperback and ebook 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 personally signed copy within North America, just etransfer at ed_hird@telus.net, giving your address. Cheques are also acceptable.

-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 

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

-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 

To purchase any of our six books in paperback or ebook on Amazon, just click on this link.