Hanalei House & Cottage
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... don't really want to miss it. It is good but the current is very strong so we tire quickly, especially Ethan who has done a ridiculous amount of water sports over the last few days. We are really lucky because further up the beach, there is a Hawaiian monk seal. Native to Hawaii, this is an endangered animal and we cannot approach at risk of disturbing it. Nonetheless it is great to have the chance to actually see one. On our return, I start to wonder ...
... before we can take off. Three of us were in the row in front of the exit row and Jen was in the row ahead of that. One of the exit row seats was open when they closed the doors so Terry moved over to it and Bobbie moved to the aisle leaving the middle seat open. At 6'4" Terry was glad for the extra leg room. While the plane was a bit older we still had in the headrest entertainment. ...
... on and had a fabulous dive.
The reef was beautiful and there were turtles everywhere. At one point, I was tangled up in a turtle condo at turtle nap time. Giant green sea turtles were beneath me in every direction, each with his head tucked under the reef for a snooze. We also saw many fish native to the Pacific, and I saw one very shy eel. Getting out of the water was a scene from The Hunger Games. I knew the waves were trouble. I knew I should stay away from the ...
... through all the towns along the way. Plus, the last 15 miles is narrow, winding, and right beside beaches and spectacular surf views, so that part is especially slow.
Limahuli was interesting. It's a part of the National Botanical Garden system and specializes in native indigenous Hawaii plants, of which there are really very few any more due to the waves of invasion by humans bearing ecological gifts ...
... Andrew loved it too, we both went up. Normally we wouldn't do things like that but there was too much hesitation at all. I took picture of him at the base of the falls, he really enjoyed himself which was good to see. We walked back up, it really didn't take too long and was the most activity I have down on this cruise! They had lunch ready for us, a range of sandwiches, chips and a drink. I had Turkey, Andrew had the roast beef. The drinks were ...
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