Poipu Crater Resort
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... bluffs made it a great place to catch glimpses of these intriguing animals.
As I was walking the cliffs, I also wandered upon the Poipu Bay Golf Course which also jutted down to the ocean. From 1994-2006, this course annually hosted the extremely prestigious PGA Grand Slam of Golf Tournament. This was a 36 hole stroke play tournament that only invited up to four players each year-the winners of the four Golf Major Championships (Masters, PGA, ...
... to our terminal, albeit via a quick stop at Burger King for the girls while Katrina bought a roast chicken and vege lunch from next door which we shared and was absolutely delicious. The flight to Kauai was only half an hour or so and we touched down at about 1pm and made our way to the car rental place via a complimentary minibus. We hired a soft top Jeep from Alamo car rentals as ...
... to the waterfall. After one of side trips into a cave, two of our tour mates got seasick and I was bumped from my fabulous seat. Luckily, Ken and I had taken Bromine to combat seasickness or I would have been heaving right along with them.
After 2.5 hours on the water, we headed into a Nualolo Kai, a state park beach, only accessible by boat. We did some snorkeling and saw some colorful fish, including clown ...
... away to be safe.
The evening consisted of Hawaiian music, food and lots of hula'ing from many of the South Pacific islands all in a beautiful setting. The food was quite good, considering it was a buffet, with the highlight being the Kalua pork, which is where the pig is cooked in hole with coals. Ken tried the Poi and agreed with me that it tasted like paste (and not a good paste).
Tomorrow is surfing!
... on the lanai to dry, and saw that they had set up for a wedding on the lawn. A few minutes later the guests started to arrive so I sat down and watched a real Hawaiian-style wedding including the Hawaiian traditions of standing in a circle of fragrant blossoms, the witnesses wearing leis, blessing the couple with water from a conch shell, cutting a fresh coconut and drinking from it, wrapping hands in ti leaves etc. It was a really nice ceremony. And now dinner... fresh crab sushi!
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