We are spending the month of March on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii. Oahu is home to the state capital of Honolulu and over 85% of the state’s population lives here. John and I opted for the North Shore to get a more laid-back beach town feel. We are staying in a small town called Haleiwa, about an hour from Honolulu. It has a population of about 4,000 people, and is less commercialized than Wakiki.

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The condo we have rented is compact – but we are on the top floor (fourth from the left) and the view can't be beat. The property is ocean-front with a fabulous beach area.

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The weather is balmy – very warm, but there is a perpetual breeze coming in off the ocean to counterbalance the heat. The swells on the North Shore are a huge draw to the area. Surfers from around the world come to catch the legendary waves, though most of the championship surf competitions occur between November and February.
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There have been a number of movies and TV series filmed on Oahu –
most obviously Hawaii Five-0
Magnum PI
Blue Crush
Jurassic Park

When we were out for supper last week, Terry O'Quinn was dining at a table behind us. He starred as John Locke in Lost, and is now a guest star on Hawaii Five-O. He and his wife live on the island.
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This picture of Mr. O’Quinn is from the internet – of course, I didn’t have my camera with me!


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