Sand Island sojourning: Part II

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Tug boat meets a container ship off Sand Island.

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A black Bulbul watches intently.

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And traffic continues in and out of the nearby airport …

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… while canoe paddlers practice in the lagoon.

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A race is in motion offshore while a parasailor watches from above and a diver swims below a floating warning flag.

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Almost seems like they’re paddling without a canoe.

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Somebody took the time to erect a nice entranceway to the Sand Island scrub.

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It’s a raw and rugged coastline tucked away from the city.

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A few hardy souls stake their own claim.

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Can’t tell from the picture but this old tire is huge.

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“Vandalous minds.”  At least there’s not much out here to tag.

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Remains of an old antiaircraft gun emplacement.

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And an abandoned ammunition storage bunker …

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… now stores rotting remnants of some old racetrack days.

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Some bunkers have been sealed off with typical Hawaii improvisation.

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They’re now home to a big cat colony.

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Life on the edge.

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This black cat lurked in the shadows.

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Looks like he was in a bad scrap.  Poor thing.  Not too happy.

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This one looks like a tiger.  Maybe he’s the boss.

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The old observation tower looks like the bridge of a battleship …

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… that took a few hits.

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A lost soul finds some peace and a form of shelter for the day while a friend stands guard.  Sand Island is one of the ragged edges of Oahu.

 

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