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Day Forty Six - Recovery in Honolulu

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Had a bit of a rough night sleep wise. Bit of 'jet lag' as well I guess. Got up about our usual time and had some breakfast. First priority was to write up yesterday's expenses. All my credit card entries will need to be reconciled once I print off the statements. That will be a massive task as each entry will need to be adjusted to reflect the exchange rate and the transaction fee.

Reviewed some images captured in Fort Lauderdale before we left and than sat down to write up the events of yesterday. I find that I need to do that task as soon as possible to guard against excessive memory loss. That task was completed just before 10:00

I can feel the heat of the outside radiating through the closed and curtained window as I sit in the 'living room' of this studio suite. The bedroom is the only one with an air-conditioner, in this room the best available is a ceiling fan. The windows are mainly louvred glass which even when shut allow a significant flow of air. In general the studio has a strange mix of good quality fittings and dilapidated furnishings all brought together with some recent paint. The finish is of a poor standard and the living room suffers from excessive clutter.

The front door is solid and looks to have been recently replaced as have the doors to the bathroom and bedroom. The bedroom has reasonable wardrobes, a large comfortable bed, two bedside tables with lamps and a dresser with a flat-screen TV. There's also a 'spare' chair from the dinning setting. There isn't really anywhere to stash the luggage and no space to set up the 'office'. The air conditioner helps to drown out the noise of the traffic below.

The living room contains the kitchenette, a microwave, coffee machine, a substantial fridge, electric stove with oven and a sink. The cabinetry has seen better days and there's no provision for a dish drainer or an area to prepare food. The remainder of the room contains two single beds, two square tables, three dinning chairs and a lounge chair. The lower of the tables has the TV, VHS and DVD player, a lamp and the telephone. I've managed to set up my 'office' and charging station here. The 'spare' beds have been pressed into service as luggage stands. All items are pretty much crammed together and it isn't possible to open some of the cupboards without moving the dinning table.

All in all it looks like a less than professional attempt at a renovation that misses the mark in many ways. Having said all that there are signs that they keep trying to provide a budget service.

Relaxed for a while then went out for lunch and another provisioning run. We had lunch at the Royal Hawaiian shopping complex food court. Lots of variety available. Then wandered through the hotel to the beach and took some photos. From there to the Food Pantry for another pineapple, a bargain at $1.29 per pound (make that $3 per Kg). Delicious when freshly cut and skinned.

Back to the room and adopted the horizontal position for an hour or two. It is hot here but the breeze keeps the humidity down to a tolerable level.

Thought the image of Waikiki beach would be appropriate. 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

Posted by greynomadm 23:54 Archived in USA

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