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Day Two - Recovery in Honolulu

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Slept late and did very little. Spent part of the morning recharging the Kindles and the phones. Tried to stick the suction hooks on the wall of the shower - total failure after three attempts, gave up. We use the hooks, when they work, to hang our dainties to dry after we rinse them. OK !! I admit, my boxers can't be considered dainty.

Had the regular afternoon showers but they were nothing like the storm that belted us yesterday. After the rain we ventured out and visited the ATM again. The exchange rate is not favourable but they are unlikely to improve. Also picked up replacements for the scissors and multi-tool that was confiscated by airport security. Didn't spend too much as they will possibly fail the ship's scrutiny. There is a certain length of blade that marks the limit of edged blades that can be taken aboard. Yes ALL the check-through luggage is scanned as is the carry-on.

Picked up some more food to tide us over until check-out on Saturday. The kitchen facilities in the apartment are a bonus giving us the flexibility to eat when and what we eat. With a full stove, microwave, toaster and even a rice-cooker there isn't any real limit to what we can cook. The real limit is the weight of produce we can carry from the supermarket.

The free WiFi in the room is excellent and I've applied as many of the software upgrades that Microsoft insists are necessary. I'll have to turn the 'update' facility off when we board the ship. I just can't afford the $0.75 per minute on a slow connection for updates.

We intend to get a bit more active tomorrow but it will largely depend on the weather as to when we venture out. The stop here in Honolulu is performing its planned function as we both feel fully recovered from any Jet lag. The shock of the heat and humidity is more difficult to adjust to.

If you want to look at what I've been up to you can view photo for today by following this link to my main album

Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony

Posted by greynomadm 23:27 Archived in USA Tagged honolulu

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That idea of the apartment is terrific - so much more freedom even in a small apartment versus a motel. You may miss the warmth of Hawaii, but sounds like you won't miss the humidity! Looking forward to your Alaska thoughts and pictures.

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