Well we've had a bit of cabin fever over here. Since my birthday I've been recovering from either a really, really, really bad case of the flu or some sort of parasitic invasion. I'm 100% better now, and since last week Stella caught some sort of stomach flu. Kyle said it was going around his classroom. We've also been working hard at Tom's contractor applications. You don't want to know how many hours we've persisted in making sure these forms and project lists are filled out correctly. It has been grueling. I sent them in the mail Thursday. The Board meets Tuesday...wish us luck! So....we were MORE than ready to get out and have an adventure. The boys had off from school and we really wanted to go to the ocean and try out our new kayak...a customer traded it for our sun oven which has not seen much use since last summer. He'll be on a sail boat where we thought it would see more use. First I'll start with the only picture I took from my birthday on our way to Pohoiki. I'm not sure exactly where it is, but in the back you can see Mauna Kea, and I think that is why I took the pic (remember I wasn't feeling well.)
a nice calm area to launch the kayak. There is a nice park there, but it is closed for restorations until Stella's Birthday (April 30th 2012). We pulled into a parking area just up the street from that, but the clouds were approaching and the wind was picking up. Not exactly a HOT day for a jump in the bay. No one wanted to get in the water.
Onekahakaha Beach Park. It was lovely, but the clouds and rain beat us there! I didn't take any pictures there, but we did see a humpback whale out in the ocean. That was very AWESOME, and I WISH I could have snapped a photo of that. Again we looked to our left and saw the sun, so we decided to try Plan C...Richardson's Beach Park.