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Take a good book to the Cook Islands
and be ready for the slow pace island-time and the crazy loud
roosters who don't care what time it is. Go to Six Flags in LA and
use the public transport – it's not as bad as you might think. Book
ahead for an Alcatraz tour in SanFran (we wanted to visit but it was
booked up until July!) It generally gets busy in LA and SanFran over
weekends as americans from inland come to the coast for a get away ...
... we found it pleasant and refreshing. There is never much sun on our particular beach this time of year. The sun is low to the North, so the trees block the sun on the sand, but you just have to move to where it's peeking through, or head to another of the many beaches.
Rode to the Mooring for lunch. Great sandwiches, we had the FOB and Hot n Spicy. We were in the mood for a cold beer, but didn't realize they weren't licensed. But the very friendly gal behind the counter ...
... offered by this ship, and its service.
I attended the lecture in the afternoon about "Nautical know-how, facts and sayings", by Chris Croxon. It turned out to be the 2nd of a series of lectures and was very good! I will definitely try to attend the third one. After the lecture, Bob and I took the Waltz dance class and enjoyed it. Then we went to the jewelry store to confirm the settings of the travel memory globe and browsed the other jewelries - really liked one of the ...
... and higher end places, the sea on one side and jungle interior on the other. Nothing appeared to have changed since we were here last, in 2007.
After some hunting around, we found our rental house, called Aloha Mana. When we pulled up, I heard Bill wondering under his breath where people would park a car, as there was no driveway. No problem: Paul simply backed straight up on the small lawn right to the steps of the house! We invited them in to have a look ...
On my second beachcomb of the afternoon I saw a man coming out of the lagoon carrying a rigid wire strung like blue pearls with parrot fish. He sat at the edge of the reef, took out a sharp knife and began descaling them. I walked passed and admired their amazing patterns, marbled like a tiger on acid – blue and orange. ‘Are they parrot fish?’ I asked and he said they were. I asked him how he’d caught them and he said simply ‘Spear ...