yes we got a jeep. and drove it on over to the north shore. the past six days have been amazing and i have been a little lazy in updating my blog (apologies) however we have been so busy soaking up the sun, surfing and catching up on a years worth of rest and relaxation. but i am now ready to update you all on our great hawaiian holiday, thats not yet over (cue. fist pump in the air).
we headed to the infamous north shore (saw pipeline) and enjoyed getting out of the hustle and bustle of honolulu to see a little more of the "real hawaii". once we passed through the pineapple fields, the coffee plantations and got off the highway, we were met with a much slower way of life. the pace was chilled and cruisey - which i suppose makes sense when you meet the friendly and welcoming hawaiian people.
we dined at the iconic food vans that line the north shore peddling garlic shrimp, fish tacos or in our case, something a little more traditional (purple sweet potato, island coleslaw and local ribs) and followed the coast road right around the top of the island to see the dramatic scenery that is literally straight from the scenes of jurassic park. its raw, rugged and beautiful and i hope to be able to see more of these islands and there jaw-dropping magnificence in the very near future.