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Kauai- 24 June 2010 on the Pride of America

Our last day of excursions and again we have two of them. We are going to be here today and half of tomorrow before we leave for Oahu.

It was yesterday that we tendered to shore.  We are at a dock today.  What are we doing with the lifeboats now?

It was yesterday that we tendered to shore. We are at a dock today. What are we doing with the lifeboats now?


We have a 7:30 time to be on the dock for the snorkeling excursion, so I had the wake-up call at 5:30 and my grandson didn't even hear it.

I saw a lighthouse from the window, and he went out and took photos of it
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Lighthouse


View from the ship

View from the ship


and also of the next one we saw.
Lighthouse

Lighthouse


We went up to the buffet for breakfast at 6.
part of grandson's breakfast

part of grandson's breakfast


I have finally found the healthful breakfast stuff (!)
Healthy breakfast food?

Healthy breakfast food?


We were to wear a bathing suit under our clothes and bring a towel, sunscreen and dark glasses. I decided to wear my suit and my dive skin under my clothes. My grandson took his things in the beach bag he got from the Waikiki Beachcomber and I took my usual black grandmother bag. (The grandmother bag had a place to put photos into plastic holders on one side)

There were two vans of us - we were in Paul's van. Paul was very funny and he did a lot of sounds, like he would say "Hold on we're going around a corner" and then would make tire screeching sounds.
Getting ready to snorkel

Getting ready to snorkel


My grandson loved this. He did various horns, dogs barking, police sirens and the like also. He took us first to the snorkeling tour office where all of us were given wetsuits - shorties.

My grandson, unfortunately, was too tall for the one that fitted him closely in the body and the one that was long enough was loose. They also gave us our fins, masks etc. Paul's people went with him to pick up two people from a hotel and then we drove out to the north shore to a beach where there wasn't as much wave action because it is protected by an outer reef.

We were instructed in the proper procedures. There were two people towing surfboards so that people could hold on to the side of the board and just look down between their arms.

Paul was taking the non-beginners. My grandson held onto the board. He had two problems. One was that he got very cold because his wet suit didn't fit well. The other problem was that he has a loose tooth which is sore and he couldn't bite the snorkel well. So he didn't really have a good time.

He had the snorkel camera and since he couldn't take pictures very well with his hands holding the board, Paul took the camera and went out and took photos - he had about 60 of them.
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We saw various fish.
large_P6240012.jpgSpotted trunk fish

Spotted trunk fish


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Triggerfish


Threadfin butterfly fish

Threadfin butterfly fish


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P6240026.jpgDyscyllus

Dyscyllus

Needlefish ?

Needlefish ?


There was a flounder almost perfectly disguised
flounder

flounder


Paul took several photos of a turtle
Turtle

Turtle

getting out of the water after snorkeling

getting out of the water after snorkeling


When we got back to the beach we stripped off our wetsuits and put all their equipment in bins, and then there were beach showers and bathrooms and they had snacks and drinks.

My grandson was still cold. We got back to the ship about 12:30, and I hung the bathing suits in the shower to dry.
Bathing suits hung up after snorkeling

Bathing suits hung up after snorkeling


My grandson said he wasn't really hungry - he has been complaining about his ribs hurting him, but we can't figure out why as he doesn't think he has hit them on anything. They hurt on the other side from where he smashed his camera when he fell the other day.

I went to the Cadillac Cafe (the 24 hour restaurant) for lunch and had
Mac and cheese

Mac and cheese


and tried to order a milkshake, but those cost extra unless you have a teen card which I didn't. So I had cheesecake instead
Cheesecake

Cheesecake


At lunch they have tables outside on the promenade deck, but I ate inside.
Outdoor tables of the Cadillac Cafe from inside

Outdoor tables of the Cadillac Cafe from inside


My grandson joined me at the end and I walked down to the stern of the ship to take some more lighthouse pictures.
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Then we went to trivia. My grandson insisted on playing separately from me. We got luggage tags as second/third/fourth/whatever place.

Posted by greatgrandmaR 01:02 Archived in USA Tagged fish train show snorkel hula luau

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