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Travel Blogs from Kailua
... Turtles in the sea. One came ashore to the delight of everyone, just how many pictures can people take of a turtle?
Final stop was Hale'iwa, a small town with some shops and eateries. Only problem was that our visit coincided with a power cut so the shop were either closed or couldn't sell anything! Nice place nevertheless.
Go a bit lost on the way home but a very enjoyable day.
... once again for lunch. However, he really wanted a shower, since his swim trunks were loaded with sand, so we decided to go back to Hotel Thenardier, shower, have a bit of lunch there, then visit Bob’s for dinner.
But once we were showered and fed, we were all a little tired, so we ended up just resting, reading and hanging out for the rest of the evening in the condo.
Tomorrow: Last full day in ...
... get out of Waikiki the island is much more attractive. Very green and mountainous with a beautiful coast line and lots of empty beaches with crystal blue waters.
There are a huge number of US military, both based here and on holiday, (crew-cuts abound). Thinking about it, it makes sense given the strategic positioning of the islands for the US, but it was still a surprise. Today on our drive around the island we went past 5 or 6 different ...
This was the only stopping place that the ship couldn't berth and we had to go ashore in the lifeboats. We were taken down to the lifeboats by stairs from the 3rd deck (this was the first time we had been down where the crew lived.
They loaded the lifeboats by the rows and everyone had to squeeze in. The trip to shore only took a few minutes, thank goodness, because it was a bit close in the lifeboat (would hate to have been in it for any length of time.
... is now their most successful reef.
We went down to a maximum depth of a little over 100 feet below the ocean's surface. The submarine is capable of going down about 500 feet, but due to safety requirements, it can only carry passengers to a max depth of 150 feet. This is because 150 feet is the maximum depth a rescue diver can go with needing only one air tank. LED displays were up by the front of the submarine showing our current depth. At the ...