Kauai, the first island on our trip, is geologically the oldest of Hawaii's main islands. Our visit starts with a very heavy thunder storm. Due to the long traveling our first day after this crazy night is a lazy one. Get up, organise, shopping for food and driving along the coast to the north. It is cloudy, raining sometimes, but the temperatures are great.

The SAND may brush off
The SALT may wash clean
The TANS may fade

A'ohe pu'u ki'eki'e ke ho'a'o 'ia e pi'i - no cliff is so tall it cannot be climbed.

It was 5 years ago that I decided I wanted to go to Hawaii. Yes of course, volcanoes, what else... well, now the tickets are booked, the cars rented, the hotels arranged and all kinds of media checked out, I know there is much more. There is Aloha!

WOW Air - they bring us to Iceland. And wow, that is nice! The start is great. First we are traveling to Reykjavik and the UNESCO WHS Þingvellir on the edge of the Eurasian and North American Continental plates. A very nice, Troll-like place with an intersting history. On we proceed over unpaved roads to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Beautifull, empty country with some farms, spectacular waterfalls and volcanoes. We visit small towns, huge granite cliffs, a white sand beach 'Skarðsvik' and climb our first volcanoe of this trip 'Saxhóll'.

"The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish" - Jacques Yves Cousteau

What can be nicer than diving on nice locations, looking for critters and most of all nudi's! I was happy to be able to travel to Sulawesi and in particular Pulau Lembeh and Pulau Bangka to do soe very nice diving. What as on my wishlist? Lots of colourfull small animals living in the sea. And Lembeh is according to many the best place to go to. Well, the hotels were already top to start with.