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... flight times which ensure the tradewinds are at their strongest and the heat of the day makes the airfield very uncomfortable. Anyway, tomorrow we're away early...awesome.
No sooner have we agreed on a 7.30am start Antek phones our room an hour later and reschedules to 8.30. Ah well, it's better than lunchtime.
We're still exploding from our 'little lunch' so we make do with a few quiet drinks in our room. Too easy, this island life.
... the game.
With my bites finally starting to clear up, the next morning we headed for the harbour as we were going swimming with dolphins with a company called Sunlight on Water. They were a nice company with a brilliant sized boat, a very friendly captain and 2 girls who were our swimming guides. No sooner had we finished our introduction and safety talk than we had to quickly get our snorkels and fins on as the captain had found some dolphins. It was amazing ...
Until We Meet Again
We all woke up a bit sad knowing this was our last day in Hawaii. We weren't ready to go home! But what an amazing last day it would turn out to be! We enjoyed our last breakfast on our lanai looking out over the ocean. How we will miss seeing/hearing the ocean all the time!
After getting up early to pack and get all of our luggage ready, we headed to Sea Quest in ...
... L & L Hawaiian Barbeque on Oahu and it didn't work out. We were happy to try it on the Big Island. I love how places in Hawaii have tables, roofs, etc but are outside. Nobody wants to be inside when the weather is so perfect. We liked the food at L & L - Greg had Lau Lau Pork - an old Hawaiian tradition. A big pork chunk wrapped in taro leaves steamed to perfection. We teased him that it looked like he was eating seaweed. He said it tasted ok ...
... heavy rocks displayed by the visitor center to get a feel of what's like manually passing the stones every day for a year 20 miles away from King Kamehameha's temple. The temple was built in 1790-1791 under the rule of King Kam I to hep in his quest to unify the Islands. No mortar was used to cement the rocks wall construction, all rocks were passed by forming human arm chains.
After the NOAA volunteers arrived, we started to ...
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