We walked on the beach and some rocks nearby on our last day in Hawaii. We saw another Monk Seal. This one was roped off to persuade passersby to keep their distance. Click on any image for a fullscreen slideshow.
We took a hike on Sunday to Manoa Falls. I had a cold which made the effort that much harder. I nearly gave up about half way through. The trail is only 0.8 miles, but the elevation is 800 feet, and increasingly steep, and increasingly rougher trail towards the end. But we persevered and were […]
We drove north along route 93, sort of hoping we could continue on around the point at Kaena Point State Park. But the road ends just before the park. We got out and walked around a bit – very breezy and pleasant. There was a Monk Seal on the beach. Everyone steered clear. They are […]
We visited Tin Can Mailman while in Chinatown. It’s a small, packed-to-the-gills shop full of Hawaiiana. The proprietor was friendly and helpful. He explained that the term Tin Can Mailman is derived from swimmers who used to deliver mail to a tiny island where there was no place for a boat to land. These swimmers […]
We made it to Chinatown the other day and had some roast pig. Later Bill found some tripe and was happy.
When I want to learn about a new place, I turn to mysteries. My guide to Hawaii is the wonderful Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl. I read Murder Casts a Shadow before arriving, and now am immersed in Murder Leaves It’s Mark. These stories take place in 1930s Honolulu and are rich in history. Plus the protagonist […]
In the morning I had the other Kona brewing item – Kona coffee. I don’t know much about Kona coffee — it’s so expensive I haven’t really explored it. But how can I resist while here in Hawaii? My first taste wasn’t impressive – but that may be due to mis-measuring the grounds. I used […]
On Thursday, our first day out and about, we decided to drive to the Hawaii Kai area to check out Kona Brewing. The early part of the drive through Honolulu is pretty standard hectic city driving. I was talking to Dad on the phone and noticed the signal cut out. All of a sudden we […]