Friday, January 18, 2013

The Last Day of TIP 2013

 
 

The first picture was just put there so the blog entry won't show another food picture for it's index entry.

The IPv6 workshop finished this afternoon and I went in search of a light lunch. There was a food truck parked across the street from the East-West Center called Made Fresh, and they had a wonderful collection of asian food. This is the chow mein with tofu with picture for Bobskoot. Still tasted basicaly like teriyaki but that may be difficult to get away from around here.

Today was the last day of TIP 2013 and, possibly, the last Joint Tech meeting for a while. The Joint Tech's were a technical meeting of network engineers from Internet2, ESCC, regional networks, connectors and members. Most of those attending are network engineers or operators committed to provide high performance connectivity to education and research groups mostly, but not limited to, the U.S. Whenever the meeting is held in Hawai‘i, it is combined with the APAN meeting which adds in the Asia-Pacific national, regional and campus high performance network providers.

This afternoon, moto-vlogger (motocycle video blogger) @808yewtube, gave me a brief tour of the Hawai‘i outside of Waikīkī partly because the real flavor of Hawai‘i wasn't being reflected in my pictures/posts if I just stayed in Waikīkī. The color of the ocean was a beautiful dark blue and the weather was beautiful.

This is from what Google Maps labels as the Waimanalo Beach Park Lookout though the beach shown in this picture is Makapu'u Beach Park along the Kalanianaole Highway about 10 miles east of the Waikīkī area. Google Map fail.

The pictures don't do the area justice. The water was somewhere between green and blue and the ocean was very calm. Thank you @808yewtube for taking time out of your busy day to share some of your beautiful state. Far better than just hanging around Waikīkī or the University of Hawai‘i.

I liked the way the moon shown even with the bright sun. This is a lava outcropping at the lookout.

I catch the shuttle to the airport at 7:30pm for a red-eye to Anchorage and a morning flight back home to Fairbanks where it's -27°F today...

This evenings dinner was a seaweed salad (never had this version before) and the sashimi plate. Both delicious and in a little hole-in-the-wall place on a side street. There were some challenges as the menu, the specials board and signs were in Japanese. But fortunately, there were pictures in the menu for those who don't read Japanese.

I must admit that the sashimi was even better than Osaka's (and half the price!).

14 comments:

Martha said...

Now, THAT is the way to end your visit.

What wonderful photos. Hard to remember that anything could ever look like that when you are sitting in a black and white winter world.

Thanks for sharing your lovely trip.

RichardM said...

It definitely is not a black and white winter world there. I can't tell now that I'm back home as it's still dark. Sunrise still isn't for a while but it has warmed up to -22°F!

Roger said...

Looks like a great we trip...must get to Hawaii one day, it is only 8 hours from NZ!

RichardM said...

There were a number of folks there from New Zealand. Both from the academic side of the house and the network provider side. It's closer than SFO and much warmer...

redlegsrides said...

So Richard, how's the re-entry into the Alaska winter going?

Trobairitz said...

Thank you so much for sharing those bright sunny pictures. Just what I needed when surrounded by freezing fog.

Have a good flight and watch for airplane germs. I caught a chest thing on our way back. Germs coupled with the differences in temperatures might be a bad combination.

Keith - Circle Blue said...

I agree with Martha, what a wonderful way to end your visit. Glad your safe home, and....warm :^)
~k

RichardM said...

I'm being eased in slowly. Yesterday was -27°F but today was above 0°F. No issues at all though I slept through half of the afternoon...

RichardM said...

Freezing fog in OR. Where's global warming when you need it...

I think I was fortunate. At the meeting, there were many just getting over colds or the flu but no one around me on the plane seemed sick.

RichardM said...

Thank you, even though trips are nice, it's still nice to get home again. Now it's time to start working on the bike again...

GF said...

Looks like you had a nice trip, I have never been to Hawaii but it's on my bucket list. Beautiful sea color

RichardM said...

The color of the ocean was a deep blue and in the shallow sections a nice green. You should definitely put it on your list. One of these days I'll go there on vacation...

BeemerGirl said...

Sounds like TIP was successful...and the last day sightseeing was perfect. I love the lava rock shelves extending into the water. I could search those tidal areas for hours.

RichardM said...

The last stop was full of tide pools but I didn't venture out as I was dressed for my flight back to Alaska. The shelves extending out into the ocean were blocked off, probably due to the waves.