Ala Wai Canal ramble

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The Ala Wai Canal in Waikiki is surrounded by good walking paths that link several decent-sized parks.

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Canoes line the shore at Ala Wai Community Park.

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Lots of history here.

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It’s a short stroll to the McCully Street Bridge and a view of the slopes of Diamond Head at the end of the canal.

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Then it’s over the Makiki Stream Bridge.  The stream is not much to look at, but the view is interesting.

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The Kalakaua Avenue Bridge is next.

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Lots of jellyfish appear as the canal nears the ocean.

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And lots of tilapia.

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Back toward the other end of the canal is the mouth of Manoa Stream after it’s been joined with Palolo Stream.

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I think that’s a goose snoozing along the bank.

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And some goslings!

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The view’s a little different from another angle.

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Lots of ducks near the mangroves.

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Some sleep with one eye open.

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A friendly bulbul makes an appearance.

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A waxbill finch turns up too.

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Great way to spend a morning!

 

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‘Electric’ parakeets brighten the trees

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Flash at night gave this wild Rose-ringed Parakeet some bright color and made it look almost neon.

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Their colors aren’t quite as striking in natural light, but they are still very bright.  This one had a nice blue tail that matched the sky.

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They make a nice couple.