Tuesday, July 17, 2012
On to Kona
We have finished our week in Oahu. We never even left the resort. We did nothing much but sit in a chair and watch our kids have a blast.
Josiah loves the water. They all do... but he loves the water sports and had a lot of fun on the boogie board. The older kids were pretty good at helping the littles on the boogie board as well.
We haven't had a day of bad weather yet. It has been consistent throughout the week.
Today, we left Oahu and headed to Kona on the Big Island.
It is a totally different feel here... one that we were looking forward to. With no high rises and no noise... just the sound of the ocean outside our door. Literally... right outside our door.
This 75 year old cottage is our new home for the week. It has it's own private beach. It is basic and old, but completely charming. There is no air conditioning, but windows open up everywhere and the breeze is amazing.
Today, my kids all wanted to spend time laying with me in the hammock.
We spent time at the beach, playing and swimming with the three turtles that call our beach their home.
Josiah is in his glory. He snorkelled out to swim with the turtles, following them. They are curious creatures and come right up to you in the water to check you out. They brush up against you and poke their heads out of the water to look at you. They even bite you, as Josiah learned... but it didn't stop him from swimming with them. After his shower tonight, he wrote a message on the mirror in the steam that said "Turtles make me happy=:)". You are not allowed to reach out and touch the turtles as it can harm them.
This is Josiah's favourite spot to sit, when he can't be in the water with the turtles... he can sit above the water and watch them.