Day 113…

Is it ridiculous to say that the Pacific Ocean is HUGE!!!!???? Well it IS… but we have managed to gather together enough miles from our fabulous community on our virtual Round The World Challenge to cross the international date line and travel on to a mid-ocean break in Hawaii! How this stunning group of 137 (mainly uninhabited) volcanic islands was ever stumbled across by Captain James Cook in 1778 is hard to fathom…..

Of the 50 American states, Hawaii is the eighth-smallest in area and the 13th-most densely populated, with 1.4 million residents. Two-thirds of the population lives on O’ahu, home to the state’s capital and largest city, Honolulu. Hawaii is among the country’s most diverse states, owing to its central location in the Pacific and over two centuries of migration; it is a unique melting pot of Southeast Asian, East Asian and North American cultures, in addition to its indigenous Hawaiian culture. It’s most famous native is probably former US President Barack Obama! Singers Bruno Mars and Jack Johnson were born there, as were actresses Nicole Kidman and Bette Midler!

We saw such beauty – it was hard to leave and head on west towards our next landfall on mainland America…