Thursday, December 02, 2004
After a good night's sleep (in our room with a view 1 2 3 and deck chairs), I set up the Tamale Hawaii HQ (1) and proceeded to hold a conference call (1 2 3 4). I wish I were kidding. Anyway, with that pesky work out of the way, we finally went down to beach. The seating is very dramatic, with plenty of cabanas and bonnets overlooking the ocean -- tt seems to think far too few, as she insists on getting up at 6.30am in order to get the "right one"(1 2 3 4). The view facing the ocean is SPAG-tacular, looking across to the West Maui Mountains (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13). While there aren't any real land-born predators, or pests, we did have a quick visit from a small lizard (1 2). I think Hawaii was granted a land predator pass, due to the absurd number of very large and very scary ocean predators. Despite the talk of gray sharks, and one-armed surfers, we took a nice swim in the ocean. On this side of the island we are in the lees of the wind, so it is actually very flat. The waves are probably only a foot or two at the faces. After insisting that I not photograph her, Caitie finally let me snap some pictures of her enjoying the view from the balcony (1 2 3 4). After working hard on the beach all day, we watched a pacific sunset (we liked it: 1 2 3 4 5 favorite-->6 7 8 9 10 11 12 and a movie). Caitie was overwhelmed by the dramatic Hawaiin sunset, and started to wax poetic. Then we ate dinner at the Four Seasons' restaraunt "Ferraro". It was good. The table was ridiculous, we were practically sitting on the beach, and they have these awesome, giant, umbrellas, which kind of offset the awesome, giant fountain. The food was impressive too :).