Fernhurst Residence - YWCA of Oahu
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... Bay for snorkeling. Then back to our room for a rest and movie followed by another snorkeling session for me and I finally got Steph to come out too,except by this time the tide had come in so it was a bit deep for snorkeling and the waves knocked us about a bit.
Back home showered and out to Waikiki centre again, off to find Dukes Marketplace, Yoghurtland and grab a light dinner!
We managed to do all of the above, ...
... to pay only USD 1 per person. In fact Diamond Head is the 760-foot tuff crater and one of Hawaii´s most famous landmarks. We entered the crater through the Kahala Tunnel built in 1943. The trail included two sets of stairs, totaling 175 steps, as well as dark, underground tunnels and old military bunkers. We took maybe 30 minutes to reach the top so it was pretty mild. The stunning views that greeted us at the top of Diamond Head were worth the effort. It was wonderful!
... wrapped around the palms growing in the little patch of lawn out front gave the place a nice festive feel.
A bit further down towards the beach is Roy's. This has an open air bar out front on the corner and a restaurant out back. I ordered a bottle of chilled sake ($19 but a generous size) and asked the barman if he knew Michel's. He did, and apparently I'd been heading in the complete opposite direction when I tried to find it earlier. Oh well, maybe ...
... with a humourless Homeland Security person, got fingerprinted, photographed and passed through without incident. Marty was not even asked to show his ID.
The heat in Honolulu was a big shock and we had to race off to change into more weather-appropriate attire pretty much straight away. Got to sample American coffee (yuk), American food (very cheap) and American hospitality, which is amazingly friendly.
The back-end of our trip from ...
... would wreak havoc on the east coast of the Big Island, but would then encounter her demise as she smashed into the tall peaks of the volcanos on the island. weakening into a tropical storm. By the time she reached Oahu, she was a mere cloud formation. Still, she slowed us down by a day, forcing the closing of stores and schools. Like on a overly zealous snow day in Canada, all the closures just left a lot of people searching for something to do on a perfectly nice day.