North America · 15 Days · 61 Moments · December 2017

Carole and Bob’s Hawaiien Adventure


14 January 2018

Arrived in Montreal on time! All went well!
Departing from Newark, we get to see New York City very clearly. We are 55 mins from Montreal. Not a restful day but what can you expect when you are flying halfway around the world.
Arriving a little late in Newark. Hoping to still make our flight to Montreal.
Departing for Newark
Arriving at Denver.

13 January 2018

Nous partons de Honolulu vers 21h 20 ce soir. Nous venons de manger. Le voyage du retour continue!
Magic Island just out of Waikiki. On our way home we had time to go to one more beach. We swam for 30 minutes in the ocean. The water was great!! We fly home st 9:30 pm tonight!
Last night we had a visitor. Unfortunately no picture but we had a small lizard on the wall of the condo. Finally with a broom we were able to get him out.
Flying back to Honolulu this morning. Photo is of the condos where we were staying.

12 January 2018

Journée tranquille au condo aujourd’hui. Petit marche tôt pour voir les grosses vagues qui ont déferlé sur la plage toute la nuit. Une autre marche en après-midi avec de la natation en piscine et de la lecture. J’ai fini mon livre qui était un cadeau de Noël. Vers 17h 45 nous sommes sortie pour voir notre dernier couché du soleil. En soirée nous avons fait nos valises à 85% et mis à jour nos blogues.

11 January 2018

Vu de notre condo vers 19h à la fin d’une bonne journée. Nous sommes chanceux!
Nous avons été visité la Valley Halawa dans le secteur Nord Est de l’île. La route devient très étroite en allant vers le nord est. Elle devient seulement assez grande pour une auto (voir blog à Carole pour le 11 janvier). Cela c’est bien passé quand même. À la fin de la route est un ‘stare Park’. Nous sommes arrivés quand le soleil se levait.
These are the Falls in Halawa Bay that we did not get to see due to flash flood warnings.
Nous avons fait une rencontre avec une famille qui aime enseigner la vie traditionnelle des Hawaiien originales de Molokai. Nous avons rencontré le père (79 ans) qui est le beau monsieur sur la première photo et son fils qui est maintenant l’instructeur culturel. Pour plus de détails voir blog à Carole. Il ya aussi des photos de la vallée avant et après le gros Tsunami de 1946. Le père la vue...
Types of cherries that taste like red peppers. Tea plant whose leaves are used as a wrap around for foods that are cooked in underground stoved. (Traditional )

10 January 2018

The leprosy colony was originally on the eastern side of the peninsula. A Catholic Church was built there as well as an Anglican Church. We see the graves of Father Damien ( who was Sainted) as well as Colonel Dutton. We then see ilthe inside of the newer Catholic Church which was built on the west side. The colony was moved to the west because it was too cold on the East side. Lastly we see the original grave of Mother Mariane (who was also made into a Saint). It is rare that the Catholic Church saints two people for the work in the same area and period.
La nature a envahi certains secteurs de la péninsule. Nous avons aussi vu des chevreuils et des cochons sauvage.
Once down we join a tour bus group. Some of our group had come down on mules. We visited a bookstore and we saw a sample letter that the health official would send to someone who needed to be banished to the leprosy colony.
We hiked down. We go down around 600 m over 4 km. It is actually slow to go down as the trail is very bumpy.

9 January 2018

We are going to visit the leprosy colony that had been started in about 1870 by the Hawaiien Government ( the king of the time) to combat against the leporsy epidemic. According to the guide, since Hawaiien did not have the antibodies to deal with diseases that were coming from the explorers(us and Britain), they were very easy prey for this disease and over 100000 Hawaiiens died from it. Sending all the sick to the leprosy colony was a strategy used by many countries. The colony is separated from the rest of the island by a huge cliff. We needed to hike down. It is possible to fly down or take mikes down.
Un autre beau coucher du soleil!! Belle température en plus.
We went to the xxxx state Park near the condo and found a beautiful beach with huge waves. Some waves were over 6 feet. The water was warm but we needed to be careful as the waves were very strong.
We stopped at the Farm to buy some papaya!! Not sue what these red berries are but the are beautiful. I had never seen the papaya tree before.
Kalaupapa Lookout is part of a state park. It looks over the Kalaupapa peninsula. The peninsula was where for close to 100 years lepers were sent off to basically die( 1860’ to 1940’s). If you became sick you were arrested and sent there. Slowly a few Christian Missionaries developed adequate care for these people. Eventually a drug was developed in the 40’s to help decrease the chance giving it to others. People are no longer banished today. In Hawaii, those living with the disease are allowed to live there until they die. We will be visiting the colony tomorrow.
At the same state park, you can walk about half a km and see the Phallic Rock. It is an important rock in the Hawaiien Folklore. It is quite large and depending where you stand, you can see a Phallic. Locals throw coins under it.
We visited the Purdy’s Macadamia Farm. We got the full tour and got to sample the natural nut as well as the roasted version. We got to taste Macadamia Honey as well as cooking oils made from Macadamia Nuts. Very delicious.
Nous nous sommes arrêtés au Coffee d’Hawaii parce que une personne m’avait dit que les mardis matin, des personnes du pays se réunissaient pour jouer de l’amusiez folkloriques. Nous n’avons pas été déçu. Nous avons aussi vu des personnes dancer le Hula.

8 January 2018

Apple Bananas are very ripe and I love them!
Beach near our condo
Chicken and turkeys run free on the island. Beautiful flowers on the resort property. Lots of coconut trees. The last photo looks onOcean where we saw whales far from the shore.
Arriving in Molokai; finding the car and going to the information office. We see information on the Island in a pamphlet created by elementary school students. We also went grocery shopping.
Saying bye to our hotel room in Waikiki and heading to Molokai by plane.

7 January 2018

This is the Hilton Hawaiien Resort from the beach looking towards our actual hotel Building and the a more global view. Then you see a view of Honolulu from the beach. You also see a photo of the Rainbow Tower reflecting the setting sun. From the beach, you see Diamond Head Mountain.
Dernier jour à Waikiki. J’ai essayé de faire du surf ce matin sans gros succès et Carole a fait sa présentation vers midi. Après un petit repos, nous sommes venu à la plage. J’ai fait mon dernier tours en 0c-1. Malheureusement je n’ai pas pour revoir le monsieur qui m’a prêté le bateau pour le remercier face à face. Nous allons manger des crevettes sur la plage en regardant le coucher du soleil. Quelle belle semaine que nous avons eu.
Nous avons vu plusieurs mariages ici pendant la semaine. Souvent ils venaient à la plage pour des photos. Ce soir un couple à fait toute la cérémonie sur la plage

6 January 2018

Took some pictures of an oc-6 Highschool race and then paddled in the oc-1 got 6km. Spoke again with Nappy Napoleon. He reminds me of Ginger Powell. Carole finished her draft presentation and we went to the beach in the afternoon to swim and snorkel. Quiet night!!
Waking up to the sun and a rainbow!!?? No rain here but obvious some rain elsewhere. Last picture is take to show rainbow via the reflection.

5 January 2018

Fireworks off the beach! What a night!
Setting sun Friday night.
A dream came true! To paddle an 0c-6 in Hawaii with experienced local paddler. We did a 6 km intense non stop paddle, racing one crew against the other. There were some big waves out there! You have to expand the photo to see us on the last 2 pictures.

4 January 2018

Went surfing this morning with hookupsurfing. I had a two hour lesson. Very fun and tiring. The other student and I needed to bring the surf boards down to the beach. We were shown some techniques on land. We paddled on the boards to actual spot far away from the beach. Unfortunately there were no pictures of surfing as it was too far out. http://hookupsurfing.com

3 January 2018

Amazing sunset from balcony of our room.
Mercredi après-midi et en début de soirée.... Nous sommes dans notre nouvel hôtel, le Hilton Hawaiien Village. Nous y sourions pour 5 nuits. Le soleil se couche directement en face de nous. Nous sommes chanceux pour cela. En parlant de chance, j’ai pue essayer une pyrogue (0c-1) cet après-midi. Le monsieur du club m’a permis de sortir dans la baie( qui est un peut protégé). J’ai assez bien fait pour qu’il décide de me prêter une rame et il me permet de l’utiliser quand je veux!

2 January 2018

We went to Hanauma Bay Nature Park for some snorkeling. Although the reef is heavily damaged, we did see a number of colourful fish and some corral. The wind did keep the temperature down even though the sun was hot.
Voilier agit comme écran et cela cause une éclipse
Setting sun at the beach
Cactus Garden at Community College part 1
Cactus Garden part2
A few pictures from within the old army bunker. The whole facility was part of an old Army Base. Photos from above the bunker looking out towards Waikiki and the ocean.
Hiking up towards the top of Diamond Head early Tuesday morning.

1 January 2018

Coucher de soleil qui nous a surprise...le voilier du père Noël
Outriggers resting on the beach at Waikiki
Première journée réussie à Waikiki! L’eau était bonne et le soleil chaud.
Our first view!

31 December 2017

Seat change at the last minute and Carole lands beside me!
Arriving at Toronto
Lake Ontario near Toronto.
Taking off from Dorval.
Leaving the cold...