Day 20 – Swimming at Waikiki Beach

We seem to be very much slowing down in the final days of our holiday. Not sure if it’s because we are trying to draw out this vacation as much as possible or it’s because we have enough of doing touristy things. But I think it’s really because Honolulu is just not for us. The city itself seems to only have the beach, shopping and restaurants to offer, which isn’t really what we’re about or would rather get from somewhere like Aulani. And since we don’t have the car anymore we can’t just take off and go exploring.

I was awake around 5am again and enjoyed another nice sunrise while drinking tea and working on my blog post.

We had another lazy/slow morning. We had breakfast. Kevin had another nap (he has been super tired lately even though he thinks he’s sleeping well at night). I painted my nails.

Finally around 11am we managed to get ourselves ready and out of the apartment. It’s just an easy short walk down to the beach. As you can see it is a stunning day – as all of our days here in Honolulu have been.

The water was again the perfect temperature. We were at the family friendly end of Waikiki beach where the rock walls protect from the waves and it’s fairly shallow for a good way out. Perfect for kids. And a good bit quieter for us :-). But tomorrow we will go swim at the more iconic part of Waikiki Beach.

I enjoyed floating in the water taking in the views, while Kevin had fun “playing” with a board fin that he found in the water. When we finally got out of the water I rinsed off at the showers (which were a lot colder than the ocean) and we lay on the beach for a bit to dry off. We didn’t stay as long as we’d have liked since we were in the sun and it was rather hot. We were too late to get any of the shady spots on the beach – which thanks to all the lovely trees there are plenty of.

We stopped in at Starbucks on the way home – we had the usual – Dragon Drink for me and Iced Chai Latte for Kevin. I spent most of the afternoon reading – which is always such an indulgence and such a treat.

We are working on using up the food we had left and when I realized just how much the salsa and guac from Wholefoods had cost (over US$10 EACH) I did not want to waste them so this was our lunch. And having tasted both the salsa and guac I would gladly pay that again since they were amazing (and I’m not even a fan of guac). We had first lunch and second lunch and used everything up.

We did talk about going down to the pool for a swim or spa, or going out for a walk, but after being settled all afternoon we just couldn’t be bothered. And we were both happy so that’s all that matters.

We ended the day with YouTube, dinner (potstickers/dumplings and sweet potato “shapes”) and enjoying a bit of the sunset (which we can’t actually see) from our room.