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A quiet day

On theater and on the lanai

semi-overcast

We enjoyed our first sunrise on the lanai. The waves come up over the retaining wall and the crabs also like to watch the sunrise from there. One daring fellow is even climbing the post for the fence. These crabs are taller than our ones at home. A wave's spray just missed me by 'that much'. It took a bit to balance the temp to sleep, but we found the windows cracked open with the fan on perfect. The air conditioner is too noisy for us. We now have neighbors. A fellow from Florida, Terry, and a woman from Minnesota, Cathy, they are just engaged and they are here for a holiday and she is doing a massage class on lomi lomi a local type of massage. 
We hauled out the kayak. It's a double sit on one and must weigh about 500 pounds. However we got it out and paddled to Chinaman's Hat also known as Mokoli'i Island, and around to the beach and landed on our private island for a swim. The kayak took is about ah hour in some pretty bumpy waves. A couple walked out to the island from Kaneole bay. Poor fellow had been sun screened by his wife the day before and was a red and white zebra. He looked quite amusing actually. They headed back as the tide was coming in. Earlier in the month four soldiers from the base walked out and on their return ran into trouble. Two drown, one is still in hospital and one is fine. One wonders if they were non swimmers.
Kaneohe Bay also has a disappearing Island. this football field sized sandbar only appears a low tide. I expect we won't see it as low tide is is the middle of the night. Tide here also only changes about three feet if that.  
On our return we tried riding the waves. We shall go out again and kayak surf. And yes we are good Canadians and wore life jackets.
The rest of the day was spent reading, snorkeling, cards and a dumb movie. 
The nice thing about this side of the island is the cooler breezes and the fact that there is shade. In Makaha there was only shade in the early morning hours. Once the sun came around mid morning there is only open bright sunlight. Here we can sit in comfort on our Lanai from noon on or sit in the yard to catch the sun.

Posted by Mari Anne 09:07 Archived in USA Tagged bay kayak hat snorkeling chinaman's kaneohe

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