Today was a nice laid back day. We thought about going back up to the North Shore as the tournament was going to be one today. However, after talking to one of the locals, we decided against it. Apparently the traffic is horrendous during the tournament and it sounded like we would spend most of the morning sitting in the car. Not the way we wanted to spent a relaxing vacation.
Instead, we headed to Hanauma Bay to snorkel. This turned out to be one of the best activities of the trip. Our only regret was that we didn’t realize it could have been a whole day activity. Had we know that, we could have packed a picnic lunch and spent more time there.
Hanauma Bay is a protected reef that allows for an up close and personal view of the marine life. Jennie and I went out exploring twice, spending some time on the beach relaxing in between. During our two trips out, we saw lots of colorful fish and had a blast. Sadly, we didn’t see any honu (sea turtles) or dolphins though. You probably had to venture out further for them and we stayed relatively close to the shore.
We spent the afternoon relaxing at the rental house. We took the kayaks out, walked on the beach, read, and grilled dinner. I actually did the grilling on a charcoal grill which is the first time I have used a charcoal grill. The chicken cooked all the way through and no one got sick or died, so I suppose that I can check “grilling on a charcoal grill” off of my Man Card. Maybe this will make up for nearly getting my Man Card revoked after going to the Michael Buble concert.
Stay tuned for Day 9!