Monday, October 27, 2014

Kayaks, turtles, and tropical forest

Friday morning we had arranged to be taken on a kayaking tour of a very sheltered cove where there were supposed to be lots of green sea turtles (adjacent to Turtle Bay resort).  We were met by our two young women guides, were given some brief instructions in the use of the kayak and paddles, given lifejackets, and then pushed off into the bay.  The kayaks were each singles, with clear plastic bottoms in front of the seat for viewing underwater life.  As we paddled around the cove we saw many turtles popping their heads up from time to time, and got very close to several of them. 

In the late afternoon, after Tom and Cathy had packed for the trip home, we went back to Waimea Valley to walk to the falls.  The walk was through a tropical forest preserve/botanical garden, with a huge variety of beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs.  The falls were really a bit anticlimactic, particularly with all the signs again about leptospirosis! 

Later that evening we drove Tom and Cathy to the airport in time to catch their 10:15pm flight home.  Seemed strange to go back to the house without them. 

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