If you've been following my blog for a while now, you might already know that I have a serious fear of the ocean. I;m talking full on panic attacks! Seaweed, sharks, big waves, currents, stingrays, coral, muggy water, sand, and the saltiness are all factors of my fear! Yes, it may seem small to those of you who love the ocean and surf, but to me it's huge and when people don't synthesize this fear of mine, it becomes an even bigger fear. So I have completely strayed away from the ocean, I won't even step foot in the ocean anymore when in Southern California. Hawaii water, ah now that's a completely different story. It may seem silly, but I will get it, and swim in the ocean in these tropical islands! It's not because I'm spoiled, or too stuck up (I only swim in Hawaii) but there's almost no comparison to the ocean here to California. The water is seaweed-free, barely any waves, crystal clear water, and no stingrays chillin out in the sand. Long story short, I love the ocean here, and therefore it's been such an enjoyment to swim and have no panic attacks.
This is just part 1 of my little Hawaii series, so this one is just more photography/editorial photos of Oahu and where I'm staying. These photos is the view I'm able to wake up to every morning! The yellow house is where I'm staying, surrounded with the most gorgeous view! If you can tell, the water is just a few steps away from our patio! So far my favorite thing about Hawaii/Oahu is all the palm trees! Sure I live in California (aka palm tree heaven) but there's something to be said for hawaiian palm trees which is what you can see in all of these photos! Stay tuned for my next post because next we plan on visiting the Dole Pineapple plantation!