Oh no, we’ve lost Station Officer Steel!
Trip Start Sep 16, 2011
290Trip End Nov 20, 2011
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We wake up and after breakfast 1, we eat our body weight in toast and rustle up a plan for the day. We head out to Hale-iwa Farmers Markets and have a fantastic time. There is a jumping castle, a space for kids to draw (firstly Elwood wanted to write out the list of 'good behaviour' and then he wanted to draw a hunter, a bear and a sword. Such fun!) Elwood has developed a real thirst for the knowledge in the last couple of days
At the markets I accidently bought a gorgeous necklace. I have wanted a necklace like it for ages, so I guess it was meant to be (ha!). It is a swallow in flight and I felt super fab when I tried it on. So, I am the proud owner of a lovely piece of jewellery from Hale-iwa. Happy me. However, you won’t be seeing it in any day time photos, so it doesn’t interfere with my tanning regime.
Our next stop was Mokule’ia Beach. Apparently this is where they filmed some of Lost. It was beautiful and Elwood had a good play in the trees and a splash in the water. The water seemed quite erratic and was full of kite surfers. It was so beautiful to watch. We were very glad to make the detour here.
We head back to Hale’iwa with the intention of getting lunch and doing some Christmas shopping. Elwood had been asking for a hot dog for about an hour, so we pop into the Grass Skirt Grille and have fabulous hot dogs and Noah happily chomps a vege burger. We browse in some shops, and don’t see anything Christmas wise but we manage to buy Woody a fantastic hat. It says Sea Lion on it, and it has a Lion, with a eye patch and smoking a pipe. He loved it so so much when he saw it and we could not resist. We a quick restorative shave-ice and then it is back to beach.
We go to Waimea Bay and it was mostly lovely except when we arrived Elwood went to run straight into the water as a giant barrel wave was heading for the shore. We freaked and Noah ran and quickly scooped Elwood up and it was fine. But Noah and I were spooked. I sat down to explain the situation to Elwood and another wave came rushing up and over Elwood and my laps. We had forgotten (I am not sure how!) how fierce and unpredictable at Waimea Bay is. We all learnt our lesson. We then just played it safe and stayed on the sand bank.
Elwood has been very chatty with people today. On the beach he walked up to a man with a metal detector and just asked if he could have a go
We have homemade nachos for dinner tonight and some sweet, sweet liquor. We watch a bit of rubbish / brilliant tv and we try and not be daunted about all we have to do. Hmmmmmmm
Good night super friends and family.