After buying the essential hawaiian shirts and various other gifts we started to walk towards the diamond head crater which is supposed to be .7 mile.
It must have been a festival day in Hawaii as all along the way there were various entertainments and stalls.
Near the beach the road was closed off to make way for an outdoor stage and we stopped to see and film some hawaiian dancers and an hawaiian band, not unlike the Jordanaires in Blue Hawaii.
Further along there was an outdoor crafts market where we stopped to buy more gifts.
By lunch time we still hadn't reached the crater so we found a bar and had italian fries and pineapple and coconut smoothies. On enquiring about the distance to the centre of the crater we were told it would take another 55 mins so we decided to take a slow walk back. On the way thru a park we stopped to watch the local glee club doing their thing on the bandstand.
By the time we reached the beach i was expiring so i took a quick dip in the sea. It didn't matter that i hadn't brought a towel because it was so hot i dried instantly.
After a short doze we went to find an internet cafe and luckily found one in Nahua St where i could plug my laptop straight into the internet and upload some photos and journals. Rate 1 dollar for 10 mins. Not as cheap as i thought it would be but very quick.
After dinner we packed up and phoned Tim the Unknown Artist who doubles as a taxi driver to take us back to the airport. He is a lovely man from Vietnam who gave us a pleasant and comfortable ride to the hotel and offered us his card to ring him for the return journey.
If you want to contact him his email is firstname.lastname@example.org.