Toes in the water, ass in the sand
Trip Start Sep 16, 2011
290Trip End Nov 20, 2011
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We awake in our little studio place around 5.30am (eek!) and as if by magic, there is the water. We watch the sun come up from bed and scrounge for something to eat for breakfast – we drink apple poppas and coffee and eat muesli bars and cheese fish shaped crackers happily in bed. We are not good parents, but luckily we are the only parents Elwood has had so he has nothing to compare us to. Ha!
By 8.30 the temperature is warm, but not boiling, but it is so steamy. Noah attempts a shave but his electric razor has finally died. But he has to shave on the first day of beach holiday otherwise when he does shave his chin will be vibrant white. He has tried this look, and it does not work for him that well. So he attempts a wet shave, the second only in his life! It takes him almost an hour
Every couple of minutes I go back to the window and look at the sea, the sky and the sand. I have to look through palm tree to take in the view. I tell Noah about 20 times that the beach is just there, as I can’t quite believe it. And then, a rainbow appears though the palm trees and over the water. Hawaii – we are so in love with you already, I cannot even describe it.
We head over to the backpacker / reception to say hello and give them some money. We pick up some snorkels, goggles and fins and we are beach bound. About 30 seconds later, we are on the beach. There is just one other family there. Elwood plays on the rocks and jumps in the water
It gets hot so quickly and by about 10.30 it is quite hot and we know we should leave, but don’t leave for another hour. Noah pops to a grocery store and we are soon eating cheese and salad sandwiches and doing our best crazy people grins.
It is too hot to go out and we are all exhausted, and Elwood looks super tired, so we all watch Brother Bear 2
So, Noah and I left to drink wine, eat ice lollies, and look over photos from a super day. We feel so chilled, but also so thrilled at the same time that we are here, doing this. This is such an amazing place and our little family is very happy here. I know there are plenty of things to see, but for now – just us and the beach is enough for us. It’s so much more than we could have wished for.
Good night from beautiful Hawaii (with water lapping in the background)