A drive across the island

Yesterday we rented a car and drove half an hour north to Kailua. Alex drove (thank goodness) but the whole driving-on-the-other-side-of-the-road thing is pretty nerve wracking.

Nevertheless, we arrived in one piece and were rewarded with this…

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Pretty awesome eh?

We found a shady spot and set up camp.

It wasn’t long before Alex donned his snorkel and hit the waves. Sadly there weren’t many fish to be seen, but the water was beautiful regardless.

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Around lunchtime, we started feeling peckish, so we rinsed the sand off (not an easy task), got changed and walked into Kailua town in search of some food.

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We stopped off at Moke’s Bread and Breakfast for some traditional Hawaiian fare.

Some loco moco. A classic island dish. It’s basically rice, topped with a hamburger and a fried egg, covered in gravy.

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Alex had hash brown topped with chilli and cheese, served with their homemade rye bread.

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Both dishes were filling – perfect for a post-swim lunch. Side note: why does swimming make you so hungry?

After lunch we drove back to Honolulu and said a fond goodbye to the car (we’re definitely public transport people).

For dinner, we went to Town. I’d read lots of good things about this place online, and it seemed like it was full of both locals and tourists – always a good sign.

They gave us some bread and olives to chew on whilst we chewed over the menu.

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And some cocktails. These were pretty awesome. Mine had something to do with mezcal, and had a really great smokey taste.

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And Alex’s invariably had bourbon in it.

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Now onto the food.

I had chicken leg, served with grapes, pancetta, torn bread and macadamia nuts. The chicken was crispy on the outside and beautifully tender in the middle.

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And Alex had pasta. The pasta was made on site and it was all covered in a heavy dusting of parmesan, giving everything a deliciously cheesy flavour.

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I (obviously) couldn’t resist taking a peek at the dessert menu. Which resulted in my being unable to resist ordering said dessert.

Saying that, I did share it with Alex, honest.

A glass of chocolate hazelnut gelato, wearing a chocolate chip cookie hat.

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Another day involving beautiful beaches and fantastic food.

 

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