Wednesday, June 15, 2011

bits of miscellany (hawaii part three).

Since I don't appear to be able to stay on topic for very long today, I'm just going to divide this into several smaller ones. Just cause. 

Why did the chicken cross the road?

The world may never know.

The most miserable I have been in a long time.

On Monday (I think? I get all my days confused during vacation :P) we went to this so-called 'hidden' beach. It had a treacherous hike down--very, very steep with very few rocks to step on. Anyway, we get down and long story short, the waves are huge--much bigger than at the previous beaches, because here they don't have reefs to cushion them or something. I decide to go swimming, because I am brilliant, and this is what happens: La ti da, I am floating along, and then a wave comes and knocks me off my feet. And it twists and turns me around, I do flips and acrobatics underwater I would otherwise be quite incapable of doing. I feel my head hit the ground, I feel sand pounded into me from every direction. Saltwater fills my eyes but I have to get up before another wave comes. Eyes closed, running, running, hoping I'm going the right direction. 

That happened to me twice (I know, right? You'd think I'd learn...) and it was not pleasant either time. In fact, by the end of the second time, I was very upset. I was covered in sand, salt in my eyes, my head sore from being hit against the ground. All I wanted was to take a shower. And I still had to hike back up the path, uphill. Needless to say I don't think I'll being going back to that beach. I'll stick with the small docile ones, thankyouverymuch.

This was what my shoes looked like after this excursion:

They have gone through a vigorous cycle of the washing machine now and look brand new! But they're still kind of damp... That's the trouble with the humidity.

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes!

As I've mentioned, it's been raining a lot but the sun finally came out yesterday. We went to a gorgeous beach on the other side of the island for the day. 

Look how blue the sky was! It was brighter in real life, but I haven't seen it so devoid of clouds in a while. Makes for a nice change, if a rather *hot* one.

Evenings are my favorite.

I love coming back at the end of the day, after being outside for hours, and just hanging out. Playing a board game, having some ice cream, and watching the sunset. That's my favorite part. :)

Have a great day!



  1. That is so funny how those chickens just romw around!

  2. Those chickens are cute. And Hawaii looks pretty but I can't handle heat!

  3. These photos were so beautiful. And the chickens on the road remind me of my grandfather's farm! Oh, how cliché it is for my very southern grandfather to have a farm. :P

  4. gorgeous pictures! so sorry about the big wave experience :S that's happened to me a couple of times while visiting California! It's horrible! Hope your still having a good time!

  5. Gorgeous photos, again! Hawaii looks so, so beautiful.

  6. i love the beach, it's so relaxing (except for when it's busy... ewy). sorry to hear about the big wave incident! that's happened to me before... didn't see it coming and the next thing you know i'd smashed into some random lady's legs.. both painful and embarrassing.
    i love your blog, thank you for the comment on mine. ♥

  7. Such beauty!
    Sometimes when I go down to the beach I have unexpected strong waves, and the same thing happens to me. Your situation sounded worse though :(
    Loving your hawaii pictures!


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