This morning John and I go over to the tennis courts here and play for about an hour. We are not used to playing in such high humidity and the sun is pretty blazing even at 8 AM. But we carry on as best as we can and then jump in the pool that is adjacent to the courts.
Today seems a wild and wooly day in the Pacific Ocean. As we sit on the deck eating lunch the waves are really crashing into the rocks below. We settle on a plan to visit the Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park in the afternoon.
The Pu’uhonua o Honaunau Historical Park preserves different aspects of traditional Hawaiian life. It is on Honaunau Bay which is sheltered and has available water nearby. Along with it being the setting for a royal residence it was considered a place of refuge for defeated warriors, non-combatants in time of war and those who had violated the sacred laws. We do the walking tour.
We see traditional Hawaiian buildings.
We take pictures of each other.
We see some of their totem called ki’i.
There is an area where sea turtles come up to rest or sleep. We are lucky enough to see one.
Before you know it, cocktail time arrives and we settle down to crackers, cheese, chips, salsa and hummus. What better to wash this down than Earl Gilmore Memorial Margaritas.
Dinner tonight is fish tacos! We set up a buffet line and eat outside watching the sun go down.