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Day 5 – Molokai to Kauai

semi-overcast 26 °C

We were up bright and early to make our 7.45am flight to Honolulu – no dramas on the flight except we were surprised to see that there was absolutely no security checks for the light planes – we did see a few drug baron look-a-likes alight from the flight over from Honolulu – lots of gold chains, expensive sports cars and no luggage – no doubt a successful trip over…………

At least we were pros with the light aircraft by now and we had another fantastic view over the Eastern end of Oahu – we could see Hanauma Bay from the air. Another layover at Honolulu Aiport – about 3 ½ hours – and then our plane to Kauai was over 40 mins late – I managed to score the only seat without a window which was a bummer……….

On arrival at Kauai we picked up the car and headed to Kauai Beach Resort – and it was a resort in the true sense – lots of swimming pools, manicured gardens, lush foliage and a very expensive restaurant. Our room was quite large. By now my skin allergy was looking pretty bad – thinking it was the still the washing powder in the sheets, we headed over to Walmart to buy some long sleeved pj’s and for Helen to marvel at the sights in Walmart – I kept telling her she was going to be disappointed – afterall it was Hawaii and not West Virginia or Alabama – I did find some pj’s – unfortunately winter is not a Hawaiian season and am now the proud owner of very bright red Mickey Mouse pyjamas………

After the spectacle of Walmart – not sure how we managed to do it but we spent over 2 hours in the place, we headed off to Lihue (Li hooey) – the main town of Kauai – it’s a bit of a weird town – there’s no real centre and because its so hilly you feel like you’re driving round in circles – nobody bothers with the speed limit and it seems that you add 15 on to the speed limit displayed – so if it says 25 mph it means you drive at 40 mph – and if you don’t you have one very annoyed Kauaian driver in your boot……..

We tried looking for a fishpond that was meant to be quite spectacular – in ancient times, the Hawaiians would divert the sea or river into a lake to trap the fish – after the fish had grown to a reasonable size they would catch and eat the fish and let the remaining go to breed again before starting the cycle all over again – in Molokai they were all built out into the sea and you could see very faintly these rock walls – the one in Kauai was meant to be very old………..but we couldn’t find it so we headed back to the hotel for a fantastic massage – an hour long overall body massage – how relaxing – then onto the restaurant for rather nice but expensive dinner – at least it wasn’t a burger………….

Posted by natty176 18:44 Archived in USA

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