12/17/15 (Thursday) in Menifee, CA (Wilderness Lakes-TT)
12/8 Judy Andre‘s best day snorkeling! Lydgate St Park has a great snorkel spot – easy entry/exit, few swells, numerous fish. We got a better mask at Boss Frog’s, so her experience was grand. Below are the next highlights of our day. **click on images to get captions**
Heiau (temple), birthstones (at left) to support mother as she gave birth to a royal. Square outline of stones notes place of shack where she stayed prior to the birth.
Menehune Fishpond where the early peoples raised fish.
12/9 For our 5th day on Kauai, Judy Andre enjoyed a guided tour that included Waimea Canyon and a river cruise to the Fern Grotto. John Elser and I relaxed, went shopping and took a walk along our beach. Lovely.
12/10 Due to the high winds and rain we decided not to snorkel today. What we did do included macadamia nut pancakes at Tip Top Motel and Bakery, Kilauea Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge, Hanalei Bay, and shave ice at Wishing Well. At Hanalei, you’ll see their tidy taro fields. Taro is their starch like potatoes are for us except it’s purple inside. Grown in fields of water like rice.
The best pancakes any of us had ever tasted! The tipping you request is INSIDE your pancake. They are like a cross between a pancake and a crepe.
Kilauea Lighthouse, recently renovated.
Same lighthouse. Many birds nest in the surrounding cliffs.
The northernmost island of the main islands – just north of the lighthouse.
Nene-indigenous to Hawaii. It is endangered. It does not migrate. Wonder why not…
Hanalei Bay…Puff the Magic Dragon lived by the sea…
Sold out of a very old food truck in Hanalei.
Shave Ice. The ice is shaved off a large block of ice – very delicate. Organic fruit syrups are added, plus ice cream at the bottom. What a treat!
12/12 Goodbye dear Hawaii. Only one unfortunate incident. When snorkelling John’s watertight container failed. We managed using it as a manual key but were charged $448 for its replacement!
Judy and I at Lydgate Beach. That rock wall kept the swells out.
Mark’s Place where we got great local Hawaiian dinner. Notice they grow their own herbs and lettuce.
The birds at Kalapaki Beach.
Surfers at Kalapaki Beach
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