Paradise At Night

One of the popular attractions on Oahu is the USS Arizona Memorial.  Just pass the visitor center parking is a small restaurant by the name of Schooners.  We stopped there the night I flew back over from Kauai (this Arizona Memorial is not far from the airport).   We dined there several years ago so we stopped in again.  It was completely dark across the marina, only a few lights on the boats and docks.  Below are a couple of night shots that didn’t turn out too bad.  I had just my gorillipod so I still had a little blur on these long exposures.

The views from this restaurant at night are fantastic!  (the food… well not so much)

This view is facing towards the East Loch of Pearl Harbor.  The shoreline in the distance is the far end of Pearl City as it bends around the harbor and toward Waipahu.

This image is looking to the left where the Ford Island access bridge takes you from Pearl Harbor over to the military facilities on the island.  This is also the bridge you cross when visiting the Battleship Missouri Memorial.  We did not stop to visit Mighty Mo this trip, but I have walked it’s iron decks in the past.

Finally a view to the right of the marina over to the major part of Pearl City.  This area has grown considerably since we lived in Hawaii in the early and mid-80’s.  It was amazing to see the expansion.  Pearl City is located along the north shore of Pearl Harbor.  Aiea borders Pearl City to the east, while Waipahu borders the west.  This is largely a residential and shopping area for the locals and the military stationed in the area; not many tourist have reason to visit this area.