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Last Light of the Day in Hawaii

Last Light of the Day in Hawaii

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The sun gives its last light of the day as it sets over the Pacific Ocean, as seen at Ko Olina Lagoons on the island of Oʻahu during our 2023 Hawaiʻi Trip. As I have stated in the past, I took lots of sunset photos during our trip, and I have only shared a portion of them. So here is another entry into the Hawaiʻi sunset photos. You can see from the photo that I was not the only one taking photos of this sunset.
Aulani Makaala at Night

Aulani Makaala at Night

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A nighttime view of the Makaʻala, or main lobby area, of the Disney resort of Aulani on the island of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi, from our 2023 Hawaiʻi trip. As you may recall if you read part 7 of the trip report, Laura and I had an evening excursion around Aulani to take some nighttime photos. I shared a couple of those photos, but I still have some that I have not shared previously, and this is one of them.
Beach Sunset in Hawaii

Beach Sunset in Hawaii

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The sun sets over the Ko Olina Lagoons near the Disney resort of Aulani on the island of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi during our 2023 Hawaiʻi Trip. When I was compiling photos for the trip report, I purposefully left out some of the sunset photos that I had taken. If you have already read the report, you know that there were lots of sunset photos in the report. But I took lots more photos than I could include in the report, so I thought it would be a good idea to share some of them from time to time, because the photos can definitely stand on their own.
Waikolohe Valley at Aulani in Hawaii

Waikolohe Valley at Aulani in Hawaii

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A rock formation rises in the distance as a stream flows through the Waikolohe Valley at the Disney resort of Aulani in Hawaiʻi. Actually, the Waikolohe Valley is the name of the pool area in between the two Aulani towers. If you know Disney, you know they have a name and a backstory for everything instead of just “pool area”. So the mountain off to the side is known as Puʻu Kilo, the stream (a lazy river tube ride) is Waikolohe Stream, and the main pool (that is not visible here) is the Waikolohe Pool.
Sunset on the Beach near Aulani in Hawaii

Sunset on the Beach near Aulani in Hawaii

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The sun sets past the lagoon and ocean near the Disney resort of Aulani on the island of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi, as seen during our June 2023 visit. As you may know from reading the trip report, we went for a walk just about every evening that we were there. Part of that was to work off some of the calories we had eaten (do vacation calories even count?), part of that was to unwind from the day (not that we were stressed, but it is always good to relax at the end of the day), and part of that was to enjoy the beautiful scenery and sunsets.
Aulani Across the Lagoon

Aulani Across the Lagoon

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Evening View The ʻEwa tower of Aulani - A Disney Resort and Spa is seen across Koholā Lagoon in Hawaiʻi during our June 2023 visit. Each evening during our stay, we would go for walks along the Ko Olina lagoons. The views from our walks were quite nice, to say the least. The Ko Olina resort area is along a series of four lagoons, and a path goes along the edges of each one.
Sunset and Palm Tree in Hawaii

Sunset and Palm Tree in Hawaii

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A palm tree is silhouetted against the sunset sky in the Ko Olina resort area in Hawaiʻi, as seen on one of our evening walks during our Hawaiʻi 2023 trip. Each evening, around the time that the sun was setting, we would go for a walk along the Ko Olina lagoons. We would start at Aulani, walk to the end of the walkway (or until we reached the end of the lighted part if it was dark), and then walk back.
Anniversary Trip to Hawaii and Aulani

Anniversary Trip to Hawaii and Aulani

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The View A nighttime view of the Aulani resort and the surrounding Ko Olina area in Hawaiʻi, as seen during our 30th anniversary trip. For our 30th anniversary, we wanted to do something special. As you may recall, we took a trip to the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi for our 25th anniversary. Why not do something similar, but visit a different island? And why not go with friends? The Riedels’ 30th anniversary is just a couple of months before ours.
Disney Fantasy Verandah View

Disney Fantasy Verandah View

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Looking out at the blue water of the Caribbean from our stateroom verandah on the Disney Fantasy during our 2022 Disney Cruise. Every morning during our cruise, one of the first things I would do after waking up was to wonder where I was. After my mind had cleared enough for me to remember that we were on a cruise, the second thing I would do was to go outside on our verandah and have a look.
Peering at a Grand Cayman Pier

Peering at a Grand Cayman Pier

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Peering at a pier in George Town, Grand Cayman, as seen during our 2022 Disney Cruise. During our stop in Grand Cayman, I was looking for interesting things to photograph, as I always do in new places. We found a small beach, and that beach had some nice views of the cruise ships that were anchored out in the harbor. As I was taking photos of the ships, I decided to include this pier in one of the photos.