Only Tuesday?


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January 4th 2022
Published: January 5th 2022
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Is it possibly only Tuesday still? We have packed in so much yet again.

Yes, we woke up with sore muscles – shoulders, arms, chest – but last night was great. I’ll try to attach some photos taken by phone too.

Well, not surprisingly, we went snorkeling again, as mornings are always best here. We were in the water by 9:30, driving over 45 mins to get there. Evidently the weather is picking up swells and waves all the way from Alaska, so we need to get our snorkels in. We considered a new place, but couldn’t see how to enter or exit, so returned to Two Steps, which was just around the corner from there. Got a free parking spot this time too and had a great time. I only made 1.5 hours this time before saying I was too cold, but we picked up a few new fish and a turtle!!! We stopped for a latte at a roadside coffee shop – what makes Kona coffee so good? At least it’s mighty expensive. Even in Walmart a smallish bag is over $10 for the beans. I guess I shall have to take a bag home to try anyway. Fortunately our host has bags coffee here for us to use, which is fine.

The first photos we are attaching are from birding. We drove up up up to almost the tippy top of this mountain, where it was about 60 and I was glad I’d brought a long sleeved top and my vest. We were there for sunset – except we were ABOVE the clouds so it just sort of disappeared. Picked up 2 new “life list” birds – whooppeee.

After our return we sat with our hosts Greg and Margie for a good 30 mins before eating our simple meal of Marie Callender chicken pot pie and taro roll. They have had an interesting life. He had worked for the Game/Wildlife service in Alaska, and retired from there. Margie was born in Alaska but has lived in Belize and traveled extensively. Sounded like they used to vacation here every year (it’s only a 5 hour flight) and it got harder and harder to return to Alaska.


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