Our bodies are still on West coast daylight savings time, so we all woke early. When the sun finally got up we took a walk down by the ocean. On the way, we ran across the big and speedy snail. I got down on the sidewalk with him to get this photo. Look, you can even see his eye-stalks!
Here is a shot of the ocean front we strolled along. There was a big pod of dolphins playing out in the bay, and everyone was stopping to watch. I can't tell you how many shots I got of the water right where a dolphin had just jumped. Or maybe they were porpoises. How can you tell the difference?
About every ten minutes, a little rain shower would blow though. It was never heavy enough to get you wet, but it sure made some awesome rainbows!
We walked about a mile and a half, enjoying the scenery and being happy. On the way back, we stopped at a little deli and Lydia and Harry got breakfast burritos. We went across the street to a lovely park to eat. You know who, when you sit down in some places, the birds gather around and start begging? You know, sparrows and finches and other little brown birds? Well here on Kauai, you get chickens.
Decades ago, a hurricane came through and knocked down all sorts of chicken coops where people were breeding rare and exotic varieties. The birds survived in the jungle. In fact they thrived in the jungle. And, like good Hawaiians, they happily mixed the races. Now, it's rather rare to see any two chickens that look alike, Lydia dropped a bit of her burrito, and one of the chickens underfoot grabbed it and ran, with all the other chickens running like mad after it, all squawking furiously. The whole mis-matched flock chased her all over the park while we laughed ourselves silly.
With the crossbreeding and natural selection, It seems that the long-legged, speedy breeds are the winning survivors. No fat, full-breasted hens around anywhere.
Harry had forgotten a swimsuit, so we went to Walmart to get him one. Couldn't find one in his size, but we got lots of other stuff - flip-flops and calendars and breakfast cereal and stuff. Then we stopped at Hilo Hattie's and hit the end of season sales. Harry found 3 swimsuits in his size for $10 each! We had a late lunch at Kauai Pasta and oh dear goodness it was delicious! The sauces are made with local tomatoes and basil, and I nearly wound up licking my plate.
Home again - we ended the day watching the sunset from our lanai and snacking on chips and salsa. Life is good and I am headed for sheet street!