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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hawaii – Day 4

We stayed a little closer to ‘home’, making arrangements for a tour in a few days as the first order of the day.  By the time we’d searched out a visitor center and made our plans, it was time for lunch.  We chose to look for a restaurant that would serve local-style food – and found this:01.Lau lau

It’s called lau-lau – pork steamed in sea-weed.  It’s served with rice, which is hard to see here as it was presented in a modern styrofoam container.  But it really was delicious!

Then we drove toward Wailea just to see what there was to see.

After driving through golf course/country club area, we came to Makena Landing, once a harbor for ships transporting goods, produce, animals and people between islands.

This looked like a good place for snorkeling – earlier in the day before the winds come up:

13.Landing14.Landing

We’d picked up a waterproof camera, so when we rent some gear, we’re all set.

We came to Ahihi-Kunau natural preserve:39.Natural preserve where, despite the passing of hundreds of years since the volcanoes have been active, the lava is still rendering the landscape barren:

37.Lava field

And so ends another day enjoying the unique glories of Hawaii!

Happy touring!         Blessings, Peg

8 comments:

  1. Great photos - glad you are so busy having a great time.

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  2. Sounds/looks like a grand time in Hawaii... We had just talked about Hawaii with my cousin and her hubby on Sunday night as a possible travel destination for us some time soon... I shall have to catch up on your Hawaii posts here when I have more time later!!! 8-)

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  3. Looks like you are having a great time. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Well Peg I have caught up with you on your posts. I can just imagine how wonderful. It could not have come to a finer couple. I have seen trees like that in New Orleans and in Texas at the Alamo. Big trees old historical places. I would love that food. Blessings to you, hubby and friends.
    QMM

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  5. oh you lucky duck to be in Hawaii. I am stuck in Alberta! oh well the weather has been decent for winter this week. driving to lethbridge to take son back to school.

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  6. Sounds like you are having a great time, I know we did at the start of December. If you are interested in watching surfers there's a great area just past Paia which is a really cute little town. Enjoy the sun (it is hiding here-in the clouds). Aren't the sunsets amazing.

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  7. Did you go into the volcano? Ali and Shawn hiked inside one when they were there and Shawn got the record for the fastest one out - ever.

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  8. Hi Peg! Hopefully you remember me :)
    I'm living on Oahu.
    Your photos are beautiful :)
    Just wanted to say that Lau-lau (which is one of my favourite Hawaiian dishes) is actually taro leaves (a land plant) wrapped around pork, then wrapped in ti leaves and steamed :) No seaweed!

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