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ContikiAnime Expo 2000

Well, here's a day by day report on both my Contiki and AX trip(s)!! The photos are at the bottom of each page!

22nd June 2000

Another free day - Nat and I decided to go on the America II for a sail. It was a boat that used to sail in the America (Australia?) Cup. Usually the boats are destroyed after the race, but this one managed to get in some movies and is now a boat for people to go sailing in, at Lahaina.

Well, I wasn't expecting what ended up happening. I thought it would be a nice sail, but it actually turned out to be a wet sail. We went rather fast, sailing around the waters and up to look at another island, and back again.

It was good fun going out, but unfortunately it was a long time, and I ended up rather cold and wet and just wanted to get off the boat... or at least have a towl. :p

Be sure, if you go on it, to wear bathers and something warm, even if it's a hot and sunny day (as it was when I went)!

Oh, well.

After getting back to the hotel, I had to clean off all the salt that ended up on me, due to the waves! It looked like I'd been rolling around in a salt mine or something. :p Geeze that water was salty!

Anyway, afterwards we met up with the others and went down to the local field and played a frizbee game for the afternoon before returning to the hotel.

Most of the group ended up at the pool, after the game. Nat and I went to a show - 'Ulalena. It was great - it told the story of the myths and legends of Hawaii in song and dance, and the costumes were great.

The songs were in Hawaiian, but it didn't matter. The choreography was fantastic, especially the dancer who did the dancing in the hanging hoops and on the two "ropes" of silky cloth!

It was something different, but something worth seeing once!

Then it was back to the hotel for some sleep before the next day...

Day Six
Day Eight

Here's a list of the images - select the link or the thumbnails (they have been cropped, so the largest images are shown in full) to view them!

Me on the America II Me on the America II - Not knowing what I was in for... ^^;
America II America II - The America II, sailing along - check out the waves at the side!
Banyan Tree Banyan Tree - There was a huge banyan tree in Lahaina, down near the harbour. Look how small the people are!! It's probably hundreds of years old, that tree...
Beautiful Mountains Beautiful Mountains - This is what I came to Hawaii expecting to see! Tropical trees and flowers, rainbows, clouds on the mountains... (Minus the powerlines, of course...)
Rainbow Rainbow - Over the field, before we started playing, you could see the rainbow over the mountains...

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