The Big Island: Day 5

On Monday we took it fairly easy.  We started out by returning to A Bay and made reservations to rent a kayak and take the glass bottom boat tour through Ocean Sports.  Before we could do the glass bottom boat tour, they told us that visibility was not too good, so we had the option to cancel.  We decided to just do the kayak instead, but then they told us that the wind had shifted direction, and they were not allowing the kayaks on the water!  However, we waited the wind out, and the four of us rode in the three man kayak.



It’s difficult to take pictures while riding in a kayak.  D spotted a big sea turtle, and it swam right under us—the kids loved it!  We also saw a bunch of crabs crawling on a rock wall.  Although we only had the kayak for thirty minutes, that was enough for me; I started to feel seasick.  The kids, on the other hand, said they wished they could stay on the kayak all day!


Here are the kids pretending to paddle once we returned to shore.


Afterward, we drove North on Queen K highway to Mauna Lani.


We ate lunch at the Beach Club.



Cobb Salad :: Kalua Pork Nachos



We did some more snorkeling at the Mauna Lani Beach Club.

Dinner was at Tommy Bahama in The Shops at Mauna Lani.  We had a very nice, “motherly” waitress.




Jerk Pork Tenderloin :: Coconut Shrimp :: Kids’ Mac & Cheese


Afterwards, we watched the free hula show in the shopping center.  I really enjoyed the show—there was a wide variety of hula styles showcased.


We were all amazed by the fire dancer.

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