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Hawaii 2015 (Pacifichem) & a few shots from 2019 & 2020

In Dec 2015 I attended my first ever Pacifichem meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, I was an invited speaker and thought it may be our cancer research laboratory's swan-song so I decided to attend this meeting (with my wife) even though it would require some self-funding (the American Chemical Society did kindly cover some of my costs). Pacifichem is like the Olympic Games of chemistry it features the latest groundbreaking chemistry in all fields and occurs every 5 years. Pacifichem 2015 was the seventh in the series held at the Convention Center and major hotels and around Waikiki Beach. Pacifichem is sponsored jointly by the American Chemical Society, the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the Chemical Society of Japan, the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, the Korean Chemical Society, and the Chinese Chemical Society.
Our laboratory works designing anticancer drugs but with the recent successive NIH budget cuts cancer research has been hit very hard, and we like many other government fund supported medical research laboratories are on the rocks and are barely functioning with a much reduced team of scientists.
We decided to arrive a couple of days before and stayed a couple of days beyond the meeting to enjoy the island and make a bit of a vacation out of the trip. I enjoyed some fantastic presentations and conversations on every potential aspect of chemistry from astrobiology to targeted cancer chemotherapy (my area of interest) and my wife and I had a pleasant break from winter. We were warned at the opening ceremony to stay away from the beautiful beaches as the local sharks had a strong preference for chemists (likely a much easier chew than the surfer types) but this warning was largely unheeded. Here are a few shots I and my wife took when away from the conference (plus two or three shots of us taken by friendly passersby).
Bought a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 just for the trip my old camera had died 18 months earlier when I fell in a river trying to nicely frame a shot. We loved Hawaii so much we've visited the islands several more times since the meeting.
Janet forming a Fibonacci spiral with a wet hair flick 2020
Janet forming a Fibonacci spiral with a wet hair flick 2020
2020 I love Hawaii
2020 I love Hawaii
Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach
Looking upward
Looking upward
Feet in the Pacific for the first time
Feet in the Pacific for the first time
How Monday mornings should be
How Monday mornings should be
Statue of Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (Waikiki beach)
Statue of Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (Waikiki beach)
Hawaiian outrigger canoe
Hawaiian outrigger canoe
Stopping to smell the 'roses'
Stopping to smell the 'roses'
 Climbing a Banyan tree
Climbing a Banyan tree
Us photographed by fellow tourists
Us photographed by fellow tourists
Haloma Cove, a.k.a. Eternity beach
Haloma Cove, a.k.a. Eternity beach
Two crabs reenacting the famous  'Eternity beach' scene
Two crabs reenacting the famous 'Eternity beach' scene
'Secret beach' with coconuts on the sand a little further around the coast
'Secret beach' with coconuts on the sand a little further around the coast
'Secret beach' run
'Secret beach' run
'Secret beach' no sign of the sharks :-)
'Secret beach' no sign of the sharks :-)
Large grass like plants with aerial roots
Large grass like plants with aerial roots
Posing by a palm tree
Posing by a palm tree
Hat island
Hat island
Lizard rock
Lizard rock
North shore surf
North shore surf
Surfer girl North Shore 2019
Surfer girl North Shore 2019
Wet sand beach in the shade
Wet sand beach in the shade
Hiding in the shadows of a tree
Hiding in the shadows of a tree
Everything bagel
Everything bagel
Weird and wonderful fish 1
Weird and wonderful fish 1
Weird and wonderful trumpetfish
Weird and wonderful trumpetfish
Weird and wonderful fish 3
Weird and wonderful fish 3
The obligatory cliché palm tree and sunset shot
The obligatory cliché palm tree and sunset shot
Daily rainbows
Daily rainbows
Pot of gold
Pot of gold
 Cliché baywatch beach run triptych (with extra athleticism)
Cliché baywatch beach run triptych (with extra athleticism)
Beach sprint splash trails.jpg
Beach sprint splash trails.jpg
Ready to sprint the beach again
Ready to sprint the beach again
Ready to kick silhouette
Ready to kick silhouette
Sunset splash silhouette
Sunset splash silhouette
Sunset jump montage
Sunset jump montage
Posing in a cluster of small palms
Posing in a cluster of small palms
Banyan tree root gymnastics 1
Banyan tree root gymnastics 1
Banyan tree root gymnastics 2
Banyan tree root gymnastics 2
Banyan tree root gymnastics 3
Banyan tree root gymnastics 3
Banyan tree root gymnastics 4 (with Plumeria flower in the hair)
Banyan tree root gymnastics 4 (with Plumeria flower in the hair)
Far less aesthetic Banyan tree gymnastics
Far less aesthetic Banyan tree gymnastics
Janet Banyan tree Honolulu 2019
Janet Banyan tree Honolulu 2019
The Cattle Egret
The Cattle Egret
The Red Crested Cardinal bird
The Red Crested Cardinal bird
Kolea, Pacific Golden Plover
Kolea, Pacific Golden Plover
Red-vented bulbul
Red-vented bulbul
Heron Ohau
Heron Ohau
Anole lizard
Anole lizard
Honolulu as seen from Diamond Head Crater rim
Honolulu as seen from Diamond Head Crater rim
Panorama from Diamond Head Crater rim
Panorama from Diamond Head Crater rim
Diamond Head Crater
Diamond Head Crater
Big guns at the army museum
Big guns at the army museum
1950s pinup style pose at the army museum
1950s pinup style pose at the army museum
WWII tank
WWII tank
Hawaiian Totem Poles or Tiki statues (near army museum)
Hawaiian Totem Poles or Tiki statues (near army museum)
Posing with a carved palm tree trunk
Posing with a carved palm tree trunk
Christmas sand sculture
Christmas sand sculture
Captured as a couple by a friendly tourist
Captured as a couple by a friendly tourist
Camouflaged fast running beach crab
Camouflaged fast running beach crab
Hanauma Bay as seen from nearby hilltop
Hanauma Bay as seen from nearby hilltop
Hanauma Bay dangerous waves sign
Hanauma Bay dangerous waves sign
Hanauma Bay waves hitting rocks 1
Hanauma Bay waves hitting rocks 1
Hanauma Bay waves hitting rocks 2
Hanauma Bay waves hitting rocks 2
Mongoose (Hanauma Bay)
Mongoose (Hanauma Bay)
Heading for a swim in Hanauma Bay
Heading for a swim in Hanauma Bay
Having fun in the surf 1
Having fun in the surf 1
Having fun in the surf 2
Having fun in the surf 2
Heading back to the towels
Heading back to the towels
Laying in the shade of a palm tree frond
Laying in the shade of a palm tree frond
Posing beneath a palm tree
Posing beneath a palm tree
Posing beneath a palm tree (closeup)
Posing beneath a palm tree (closeup)
Posing by a palm tree (Waikiki beach)
Posing by a palm tree (Waikiki beach)
Us under a palm tree (Waikiki beach)
Us under a palm tree (Waikiki beach)
Phil Janet Waikiki previous picture with edited clouds
Phil Janet Waikiki previous picture with edited clouds
Tourists learning to Hula
Tourists learning to Hula
Final sunset at Waikiki
Final sunset at Waikiki
Janet & Phil 2019 Ohau
Janet & Phil 2019 Ohau
Honolulu sunset 2019
Honolulu sunset 2019
Diamond head crater at sunset 2020
Diamond head crater at sunset 2020
Janet and I in a nearly deserted Waikiki Park 2020
Janet and I in a nearly deserted Waikiki Park 2020
Janet on a very quiet beach 2020
Janet on a very quiet beach 2020
Diamond head crater (large panorama)  2020
Diamond head crater (large panorama) 2020