Day 5, Sunday, May 14, 2017
After I swam with dolphins, Jay dropped me off back at the condo and that afternoon Brent and I wandered over to the market across the street and checked out the wares. I didn’t buy anything then, but checked out things for gifts at home. We also had shave ice! So yummy! Straight sugar and ice! There were about 50,000 different syrup flavors (give or take a few), and I’m not sure I can really even tell the difference between most of them, but shave ice is so good!
Brent getting ready to dig in…
A gecko licking a peanut M&M (M&M not supplied by me)
We then went for a walk along the beach to work off our sugar high; it isn’t a sand beach but a lava beach. I picked up some shells and coral and we poked around in the tide pools. There is a historic kōnane board on the beach there too; it is interesting to think you are sharing space where people walked hundreds of years ago. We also saw some the rich houses that are nearby the condo.
This crab was dead. It just died upright like that. How?
The underside of a Helmet sea urchin
As we got back, there was a sea turtle munching on the algae just on the other side of the sea wall! He was so close! All in all, it was a relaxing way to spend a few hours.
A sea turtle at the condo
That evening, we made a dinner of BBQ burgers, salad and fresh papaya! Yum! We made a pitcher of margaritas too and took them outside to the beach! We chatted in the evening with some women who were vacationing in one of the other condos – they happened to be from Washington too! Brent knew one of the women from previous trips because they had stayed at the same condo before. Meanwhile, I chatted with the gang about astronomy and volcanoes.
We saw a toad!
We watched a beautiful sunset from the condo sea wall. Such great company and an absolutely gorgeous view.
A boat and the sunset
Sunset from the sea wall