It’s been a long week and it’s only Wednesday. Yesterday evening I walked down to the water to watch the sunset. It wasn’t colorful, but the waves lapping on the rocks provided a soothing peace.
The sunset last night was a stunner. I walked out of work a few minutes before 6, and saw the light beginning to fill the sky; at the time I thought the light was fading and that the sun had already set… I chatted with a friend who happened along as I was standing there watching, talking about the light. I then walked to my car, noticing the light was getting brighter and more colorful.
Had I made it to the beach just a few minutes earlier, the light would have been a bit more beautiful, and had I had more than just my cell phone with me… But I was happy to be greeted with this…
The peace and solace one finds when standing on a beach watching a particularly beautiful sunset. It must be God’s way of saying, “You can keep going. You got this…”
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!
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.
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.
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 watched a beautiful sunset from the condo sea wall. Such great company and an absolutely gorgeous view.