Day 10 - Kauai to Oahu
Well dinner was very good last night but again I didn't manage to eat it all! I don't how these Americans manage; well maybe I do judging by the size of some of them; most people seem to take "doggy bags" back to their rooms though so perhaps they should look at their portion sizing! Apparently Duke (who the restaurant is named after) was the first Hawaiian to win a gold medal in the Olympics and introduced surfing into Mainland US, so he is held in pretty high regard here.
We had hoped to get a morning swim in before we left the hotel but it was cloudy again and so we just chilled until check out. Of course it's sunny now we are at the airport, typical! Still mustn't complain as we have been very lucky with weather thus far. Very impressed with the Marriott here, it's going to take some beating I can tell you. Off now to Waikiki Beach on Oahu for a couple of nights so I'm hoping the sun will follow us there.
Hey the actually sun did as it was told and was shining beautifully as we touched down in Honolulu. Caught the shuttle to the Outrigger Reef on the Beach hotel which is right on Waikiki Beach and took ourselves straight down there after checking in as the poolside area was absolutely heaving. This place is really busy; I think half of the USA and Japan must be escaping the winter weather! Well for those of you from Bournemouth reading this, just to make you feel better our beach is nicer than Waikiki, the sand is finer, it's really gritty here, there are rocks in the water that are rather sharp and it's very narrow; however it is a lot hotter and the sea is a lot warmer so I'll let you guess which one we prefer just at the moment anyway!
Off tomorrow to Pearl Harbour - can you believe we have to be up at 5:00am to catch the 5:45am bus.This place apparently gets really busy and all tickets can be sold by mid morning so we've been advised to get there before the tour buses start arriving at 6:30am! Off to bed now at 9pm - the things I do for Bill……..