We ended our trip by spending a few nights in a rental house near the beautiful Waimea Bay on the Kona side of the Big Island. We had stayed there before, so after our other adventures the familiarity made it feel a bit like home. We were able to settle in and we were all looking forward to the activities we remembered from our previous visit.
Our boy remembered the house's resident geckos, and we hadn't even unpacked the car before he found one of his old friends:
They mostly eat insects, but they like fruit too!
I was happy to be back at this beach for both the sheer physical beauty of the place . . .
. . . as well as for the snorkeling. Just for fun, we picked up one of those cheap underwater cameras. The pictures didn't come out very well but it was fun to try.
|Can you see the octopus? This one hung out with us for awhile.|
|After seeing all the turtles on the beaches,|
it was exciting to swim along with this one.
|Best of all was having fun as a family!|
At times the guys couldn't decide between fishing or snorkeling so they did both at the same time!
|You might think it's easier to catch the fish |
when you can see them, but it's not!
And I was able to get back to some serious knitting, all the while appreciating my yarn colors even more in the beautiful surroundings:
|My Daylong Socks matched the flowers blooming|
on a tree in the back yard of the rental house.
We almost didn't want to return, but of course it was still good to get back home. Thanks to Angie and her family, the cats, the chickens, the sheep, and the vegetable garden were in great shape when we got back. Thank you Angie!
As for the knitting, my last 2 FOs (my Daylong Socks, and my Cedar Leaf Shawl) will always remind me of the trip.
What about you?
Are you getting to do a little travel knitting this summer?
Do your knitting projects remind you of the places you've been, and of whatever else you were doing during the time you were knitting them?