Sunday, 11 October 2015
11.10.2015 - 11.10.2015
Slept better last night and woke up just before the alarm. Plans for today are very limited as we want to conserve energy for tomorrow's dash across the Pacific.
Jenny expressed a desire to attend Mass today. Found the web site for the St Augustine Church only a little over 15 minute walk from here. We arrived early and I captured some quick images from the back of the church. Jenny stayed and I spent the next hour and a half wandering the famous Waikiki Beach and surrounds. I was impressed with the number of ABC Stores that pop up everywhere, made me wonder how they all survive.
The sky was overcast which reduced the sting of the sun but I had a wet shirt even before we arrived at the church. The beach at this time was almost deserted but there were a number of enthusiasts riding the surf. I marvelled at the enormous Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa. The property has about 1200 rooms and has many retail outlets that are open to the public. One of them is a coffee shop that is branded Seattle's Best, when I Googled the image I found a hit on Wikipedia
"Seattle's Best Coffee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Starbucks, is a speciality coffee retailer and wholesaler based in Seattle, Washington. Wikipedia"
The mass ended after about an hour, I collected Jenny and we walked back to the hotel. The sun came out as we walked back and it became increasingly hotter.
Spent a significant amount of time confirming that my essential applications on the laptop were still functioning correctly. Some have lost their settings but most work as they did before the upgrade to Windows 10. Still a lot of exploring to do.
Made myself a 'Hawaiian' sandwich, or at least my version, for lunch. Two slices of bread, a slice of ham, a slice of pineapple and a slice of cheese. It must be Hawaiian because it tastes almost the same as a pizza of that name. Also experimented with some yogurt placed in the freezer for a while. Required a short burst in the microwave to dig it out of the bowl. Very refreshing.
Whiled away the afternoon and finished off some of our provisions. Dinner tonight and breakfast in the morning will consume almost all we have. We'll squeeze in an early lunch before we check out tomorrow. Having the ability to self-cater is very convenient and allows us plenty of idle time without having to venture out in the heat and crowds
Tomorrow will be a long day in transit as we fly firstly to New Zealand then to Melbourne and finally Canberra. I've no idea when the next posting will appear. There are many high priority tasks to be attended to when we get home.
Thank you for sticking with me through all this trivia, I hope you've got something out of it.
Today's image of that non-Starbucks coffee shop sign. You can view the image by following this link to my main album.
Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony