Aloha!

This posting may seem a little light content wise, for those keeping track of the days, this post covers 2 days. We have spend a fair amount of time doing nothing- just sitting around in the beautiful Hawaiian waters. The beaches in Hawaii are very nice (much better than Mexico). Anyway, on with the update.

 

First things First: Breakfast- Hawaiian Mcdonalds Style. Spam, rice and eggs. (Aya really wanted to try it)

First things First: Breakfast- Hawaiian Mcdonalds Style. Spam, rice and eggs. (Aya really wanted to try it)

Next stop: Leonards Bakery (this place is famous)

Next stop: Leonards Bakery (this place is famous)

waiting... waiting

waiting… waiting

Blamo!

Blamo!

Malasadas is a Portuguese donut, filled with Macadamia and Coconut.

Malasadas is a Portuguese donut, filled with Macadamia and Coconut.

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This is a pretty special moment.

We had reserved a tent campsite before we arrived in Hawaii. Due to a large number of homeless occupying the City and County Parks, all campgrounds are closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. On these two days they kick everyone out, including the homeless. We were unsure what to expect when we arrived. Some online reviews say it is unsafe, and others say it is totally fine. Well we could not resist the $10.50 per night to camp on the beach. These next few photos are along the highway on the way up to the campsite.

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This is the beach at the campsite- Waimanalo Beach Park to be exact. Setting up a tent sounds like a lot of work- must swim first.

This is the beach at the campsite- Waimanalo Beach Park to be exact. Setting up a tent sounds like a lot of work- must swim first.

Remember those photos of Waikiki Beach - packed with people. We prefer a little space.

Remember those photos of Waikiki Beach – packed with people. We prefer a little space.

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The Campground: Very good value at $10.50 per night. Indoor showers and bathrooms (not the cleanest, but they work). First day there was a homeless person asleep in the shower, but he has since been moved along. The campground is filled with local families with young kids. We have formed an alliance with our neighbours- campers all the way from Coquitlam, BC, that we will watch each others backs.

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Home Sweet Home

All in- The campground is very nice. We are paying 2,000 percent less than people in Waikiki, and we are right on the beach!!! We fell asleep last night listening to waves crashing against the beach, and woke up to this!!! This is the view out of the tent!!

Its a hard life

Its a hard life

“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life”   – Michael Palin

 

walking a little closer to the beach

walking a little closer to the beach

We ventured up to Haleiwa on the North Shore of Hawaii. There are in excess of 50 Shrimp trucks on the road, Giovanni’s is apparently the best, according to foodie, Mark Wiens (check him out on You tube). The traffic on Oahu is terrible, after the journey up, we ran out of energy, and had to rush back for another swim to de stress. Anyway, there is a Farmers Market in Haleiwa tomorrow, so we will head back tomorrow.

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Shrimp!

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Travel eating tip: Eat at the busy establishments. Wait in Line- its worth it.

 

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi