Stephens dream has always been to own a convertible Mustang. Yesterday he hired one and we drove around the island. I had downloaded an app that would guide us around but it didn’t work.
We picked up a map which had marked spots on the island where it was nice to stop. It also had a little bit about them so we followed that one. Stephen was told by our hotel people that the further north you go the less tourist there will be. It was correct for some of the stops we made but not for the big ones.
We started off by driving towards Hanuama Bay but when we got close we realise that it was closed already because it was too busy. So we kept driving towards Nuuanu Pali Lookout. It was really nice but we didn’t have any change for parking so we had to go one at the time.
On we went towards Kailua but it was so busy as well so we ended up driving and just stopped when we saw a nice beach called Kualoa Regional Park. There were no people there and we had a great view of the Chinaman Hat out at sea. Henry also found a friend there. He taught him how to catch crabs with his hands. Henry thought it was amazing. They played for an hour and then we drove on.
Next stop was for some lunch, as usual we had packed a picnic. We just stopped again next to the road where there was a beach with just a few people on it. The water is amazing and the forest that we drove through was stunning. I kept seeing houses for sale right on the beach and kept saying to Stephen that it would be a great house for us 😉
We had read that there were sea turtles on some of the beaches on this island so that’s what we wanted to see. And we had one particular beach in mind but as we got close to it the traffic stopped. It was really busy and no parking anywhere. So, we kept going until we gave up and turned around.
On the way back we were lucky to find a spot to park the car and walk for a bit to the beach. It was worth the walk though because when we got to the beach there were turtles just sitting both on the sand and in the water. It was amazing to see them, they were up to 1m long and just so sweet. You were not allowed to get too close of course but some people really have no shame. Touching them and posing for pictures right next to them.
Stephen snorkelled a bit but he said that the visibility was really poor so you could not see very far.
We stayed for about 1,5 hours then drove home again. Roof down and the Trolls music blasting out of the speakers 😊Yes, Stephen was embarrassed.
Today we just relaxed on the beach in Waikiki. There were some huge waves that we played in.
We are leaving Oahu tomorrow and will spend 12 nights on the next island called Kaulai.