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USS Bowfin

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  • Day81

    Pearl Harbor und Waikiki Beach

    August 11, 2017 in the United States

    Die nächsten Touri Hotspots abgeklappert.
    Pearl Harbor war nicht zu voll und sogar recht geschmackvoll für amerikanische Verhältnisse. Waikiki hingegen ist die Playa de Palma von Hawaii, nur ohne saufen (wir sind immer noch in Amerika!). Macht also nicht viel Sinn, wo es doch so viele schöne Strände auf dieser Insel gibt.

  • Day3

    Honolulu, Pearl Harbour

    November 3 in the United States

    Mit dem Bus geht es heute nach Pearl Harbour. Eine Stunde Fahrt für nur $2,75 pP oder $5,50 pP für ein Tagesticket. Die Busfahrer sind lässige Typen und Busfahren ist viel viel billiger als Taxi (hin&zurück vermutlich $60).

    Pearl Harbour selbst ist beeindruckend. Wir hatten eine Tour zum USS Arizona Memorial gebucht, konnten aber leider nicht von Bord gehen, weil das floating dock gebrochen ist - dennoch ist die Vorstellung, dass dort fast 1.000 Semänner im Wrack begraben sind, überwältigend. Zur Tour gehörte auch ein 20 minütiger Film mit original Bildmaterial.. Gänsehaut.Read more

  • Day2

    Pearl Harbor, United States

    April 11, 2016 in the United States

    Today we visited Pearl Harbor. Wow! What an incredible journey through history. It was both awesome and humbling at the same time.

    We got up at 5am to catch our shuttle there so that we could join the queue for tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial. We were fortunate enough to be on the first boat (7.30am), allowing us to have the memorial to ourselves. This is a must do for anyone visiting Hawaii. The sunken ship lays just below the surface and is the final resting place for over 900 men who went down with her. Out of respect, the memorial does not touch the ship and instead floats on pontoons above her, silently standing guard as a sentry. The ship loses about a quart of oil every day, along with fuel that has been slowly seeping out of her too. Because of this, the water surrounding the memorial is covered in a rainbow coloured fuel slick with the occasional black oil spot creating what appers to be the "tears" of those she holds entombed. A very moving place for pensive reflection about the day that war came to America.

    The USS Missouri was the next stop and she is massive! This decommissioned ship was built during World War 2 and she was the location for General Douglas MacArthur officially accepting Japan's surrender in Tokyo Bay & thus ending the war in the Pacific. She is the last remaining US battleship and was even recommissioned to serve in the Gulf War because of the precision and range of her weapons. She is now moored permanently in Pearl Harbor, fittingly, beside the USS Arizona.

    We also toured the Valour in the Pacific aircraft museum, USS Bowfin (submarine) and the general war museums located throughout the facility. A very big morning!

    We were back at the hotel by 2pm and lazing by the pool sipping cocktails...as you do on holidays 😊. By 6pm we had mustered enough energy to take a short walk to Ala Moana Shopping Centre and spent the next 3 or 4 hours between these stores and Ross' Dress for Less (Angie's new favourite store - kind of like Trade Secret). Some of the stores are open until 1am most nights! A shoppers paradise!
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  • Day130

    Pearl Harbor

    February 10, 2017 in the United States

    Wenn man schon mal in Hawaii ist sollte man natürlich auch Pearl Harbor besuchen.
    Wir waren am Uboot (USS Bowfin), und am Schlachtschiff (USS Missouri)

    Eindrucksvolle schiffe mit ziemlich starker Bewaffnung...

    Echt sehenswert

  • Day1

    Pearl Harbor memorial site

    September 8, 2016 in the United States

    Since the movie of pearl harbor and my father was a big american culture I had to go to the actual pearl harbor. There I am and even though there have been lots of other people crowding aroubd and everything tried to get some money out of you, I got in for free and enjoyed the views.

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