Oh and for those that are curious, we could not see the volcanic plume from the island of Hawai'i. It is about 200 miles between O'ahu and Hawai'i.
We started off with what we thought would be a visit to the memorial, but at least we got to take the boat out and see it up close.
|First look at the memorial from shore. I used my big telephoto lens for this one.|
|A model of the Arizona, BB-39 inside one of the two small museums nearby|
|A model of a Japanese carrier, I think this one is the Akagi.|
|A look at where everything is located from Pearl Harbor|
|A very large model of the Arizona beneath the water.|
|A Japanese torpedo that was dredged up from the bottom of the harbor. It was intact when it was found. The navy took it to see and blow it up. They then recovered the aft section.|
|The memorial with the battleship Missouri, BB-63, in the background.|
|About as close as you can get to the memorial right now|
|These are markers indicating where it ship was moored.|
|The infamous landing, that is currently cracked, resulting in the memorial being closed to visitors.|
|A good look from the starboard side of an Iowa class battleship.|