Monday, 2 August 2010

Ahh... rainy home at last

It. Was. Amazing. :D
My most memorable moment in CA was when we went back to Death Valley (the first time we went in April 4 years ago), since it was really hot. And I mean really. 51.5° C (124 F) was the hottest I experienced. It felt like opening an oven and standing right infront of it, and there was always a really strong wind present; it was so hot it wouldn't even cool you down! The humidity was 5% so you literally couldn't sweat, however when you go into a colder environment, like an air-conditioned car or room, you would start sweating like crazy. My hair dried in 15 mins outside! We also went to Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America. At an elevation of 282 feet (86 metres) below sea level, theres a sign on the cliff beside the pool of salt water which says 'sea level'.

Hawai'i on the other hand was very humid and green. We were on the big island, Hawai'i, for a week and the smaller island, O'ahu, for 3 nights. Hawai'i was an interesting island, since half of the island was lush and green, whereas the other half was dry and deserty. Some parts even looked a bit like Scotland, with meadows and trees, including pines. The greener east side was the most interesting by far. Black sand beaches, volcanoes, tropical plants and exotic birds were just some of the things there. O'ahu is more built up though, mostly on the Honolulu/Waikiki side. The sunsets were fantastic, we stood on the rocky pier every evening and watched them :D

Here are some pics:

This one's so cute :3

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