Today we walked from the surf club along the tracks to Barwon Heads to have a coffee in the kiosk. It’s a lovely and easy walk, and we did detour along the beach for a little while. Once at the kiosk, I sat at the top by the jetty and sketched the boats and view of Ocean Grove stretching down the coast. Then on the way back I attempted to draw some of the surfers that were out catching waves on the incoming tide. It was a lovely afternoon.
Thursday found the ship in Nawiliwili on Kauai for our last (overnight) stop on this cruise. I hadn’t any shore trips planned so had a lazy morning, with pilates and hula classes, then took the trolley bus for some more souvenir shopping. My side of the ship has a beautiful view of the old sugar plant so we’re using the other side for today’s drawing pleasure.
I was very excited about Tuesday’s sightseeing trip – we drove to the top of Mauna Kea on the Big Island to visit the observatories up there. This is over 13,000ft high so we needed to spend a little time building up those red blood cells at 9,000ft. It was certainly worth the view as we had a beautiful clear day above the clouds and could easily see Haleakala Crater on Maui. We also were able to see inside Keck I telescope, but unfortunately all the astronomers were asleep so it was not “switched on”. Afterwards we stopped by a lava tube park for lunch and also had a quick visit to the Liliuokalani Gardens to stretch our legs. It was a great day, and big thank you to Ikaika for being such a fantastic guide. This is a quick sketch of the mountain ridge from our 9,000ft stop.
Today was spent touring Vancouver in a mini sight-seeing bus. We had a small group so managed to spend a little longer at all the stops. There were totem poles, lighthouses, bridges, observation decks and lots of rain. Not really many sketching opportunities though lots of photography (I was playing with the pin-hole setting on my camera), so this view is from my hotel room on the 9th floor.
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