We picked our vacation rental from the VRBO website because we had such good luck with it last year on the East Coast.
It is a little studio, right on the beach, very reasonably priced. Above you see the Murphy bed that drops down - we just leave it down.
It has a nice large bathroom; everything is immaculately clean. We chose this place based on its location, its price, and the overwhelming positive reviews (over 500 positive reviews, with just one negative if I remember correctly).
If we come back to this island, we will probably rent this same unit - for our needs, it is perfect.
This is the terrace just outside the sliding door. A jutting point of land forms a protective cove where it is safe to swim no matter what the surf conditions.
Down a few steps there is a lanai with two comfy lounging chairs and a built-in charcoal grill. Goldfish quickly settled in to the one on the right, along with a friendly cat named Chester.
Chester had a little alien look to him, but he is such a sweet loving cat. If you sit down outside, he just appears and settles in.
This duck blew in on a storm 6 months ago and never left - can't say as I blame him . . . .
This is the private stairs heading to the beach.
Goldfish's "Vacation Feet" - I think it is part of a numbered series, collect the whole set . . .
Chester setting in while I am blogging outside. Dangerous activities such as these no doubt contributed to that kinked tail . . . .
Just down the street there is a Mormon temple. There is a branch of BYU in town, so things are pretty quiet, considering the North Shore location.
Random beauty on drive North.
This is a view of the rental from the beach.
I'm happy to report decent snorkeling right at the rental. I love floating and watching fish, I always have, dating back to years growing up in Maine and summers at my parents camp on Weber Pond. After badly burning my back in Maui snorkeling for hours, I have added a t-shirt. To be able to roll out of bed, walk down a few stairs, and be snorkeling is heaven for me . . . you can see it is almost getting dark when I finally made my way back to the beach where Goldfish was reading. This picture is out of sequence, and actually should be last.
Goldfish took a walk on the beach while I was having coffee and blogging . . .
I shot a few photos from the terrace of the kite boarders.
We took a drive further North where they were having the 2010 Billabong Pipe Masters, part of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Surfing is a very big deal here on the North Shore, and the crowds were crazy! I've never surfed, but we had fun watching and I also saw lots of whale activity further out, with one coming all the way out of the water.
Another surfing shot (no surprise, I took a lot of them).
We ended the day back on the terrace with a shaved ice from the local ice cream store . . . this place is tough to take I tell ya! Cheers!
Cody's a Brian's European Vacation 2015
So, It's been a LONG time since I posted So this is just the First
Installment of at least a Three Parter over me and my Kid's trip to Europe.
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