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Day trips from Honolulu (North Shore, Windward and Leeward Coasts, Kailua, etc.)

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from the Guardian

Mystery bird: Red-whiskered bulbul, Pycnonotus jocosus

Red-whiskered bulbuls are a "living experiment" that are teaching us a little about the speed at which evolution can occur. For example, they were accidentally introduced to the island of Réunion and now are thriving in two climatically and ecologically contrasting habitats located on the windward and leeward sides of the island. A fascinating field study was published in 2007 that found very rapid morphological divergence, particularly in these birds' bill size, had occurred in fewer than…

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March 19, 2015. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing tackles steep and angry seas as they pass East Cape, the eastern-most point of New Zealand - Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race

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Lesser and Greater Antilles / Windward and Leeward Islands - What is What? | Caribbean Travel Blog - RumShopRyan

Windward Leeward fight out as they 'round the mark'. Rolex-Racing-300x200 Rolex-Racing-300x200

Good luck to the #JOne team today in #PortoCervo. Our #OperationsManagerRuss is in the thick of it this week at the Rolex Maxi Worlds 2016, he comments, ''Tuesday on J One was a great day racing with 12-18 knots and lumpy conditions the #boats were really put to the test. Two windward leeward races yielded a 2nd and 5th so overall ended the day in a respectable 4th for us.'' #RiggingInPalma

2014-2015 VOR - Team SCA - these are no ordinary women! First female entry since 2000 - 2001. Volvo Ocean Race team SCA - photo by Rick Tomlinson

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Yacht Racing for Dummies - What Happened Next - Part 1 Two duelling yachts…

Leeward and windward sides of the Hawaiian Islands

Fort Charlotte sits on a ridge approximately 600 feet above the sea, from this vantage point you’ll take in the stunning view of the leeward coast, Kingstown and the northern Grenadines.