Sunset Cruise

I booked Jack and I a sunset cruise for last night…

We met at the information desk of the Outrigger Reef on the Beach at 5 to check in, handed over our shoes (they weren’t allowed on the catamaran), and waited to board…

The boat was hard to get on since we were at the end of the boarding line and they were pushing it out as we got on.  Everyone sat on this netting while we got going…

We sat on the net pictured above and it was hard and itchy against my legs but it worked out OK, I sat in prime people watching territory 🙂  I love to people watch!

The crew had the boat prepped with some disco music and rum drinks for us to enjoy…

When we got a good ways off land, they turned the engines off and hoisted the sails…

Of course, the rain clouds started hovering over land as we were floating away…

Eventually the clouds caught up to us, in a big way.  It poured for a good ten minutes!  I got cold and very wet.  One of the crew said we should consider the rain a “Hawaiian Blessing”.

The setting sun was trying to get out from behind the clouds…

Doesn’t our hair look glamorously wind-swept?

Then it finally came out!  So beautiful.  It turned ocean water a very deep shade of blue.  Again, you really have to see it to appreciate so come to Hawaii (and take me back with you 🙂 )!

Dinner was at Sergio’s, an Italian restaurant in the Hilton Hawaiian Village.  I have been DYING for bruschetta so I had to have it. It wasn’t as good as I’d hoped it would be.  That will be the first thing on my to-do list at home.  Make some home-made bruschetta.

For dinner I got eggplant parm with a side of fettucine alfredo.  Both were very garlic-y but edible.

Today we are headed to the North Shore of Oahu which is about 90 minutes from Waikiki.   Not sure what we will do while we are there yet but it will definitely involve food, beaches, and such.

See ya,

~L

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