One of the places that’s high on the tourism charts is Diamond’s Head in Hawaii. We were on Oahu, specifically staying in Waikiki for my cousin’s wedding in August of 2014. And me being a pale Irish kid had the genius idea of doing hikes since the beach wouldn’t work well for my tender complexion. This was a lovely lesson in different terrain.
Beautiful, right? Half the time I spent applying sunscreen. Little did I realize, a lot of the hikes through Hawaii involve open sun with little tree cover. So thankfully this was just a two hour hike, but I kept leaving my husband in the dust to cling to what minimal shade I could find. I’d wait for him in the shadow and then scamper off to find the next bit of shade.
I will say, it was worth it for the view though.