It was our hottest day yet and not a lot of shade out there. We watched a very sobering movie with live footage of the devastation at Pearl Harbour that took place on 7 December 1941. We had clear instructions that we were not allowed to have our cellphones out, and there was to be absolutely no talking during the movie so it was a bit eerie, even without the content of the movie. Then we were off on a navy vessel to the Arizona Memorial – again quite poignant. When Mum and I were here in 1988, we sailed past the Memorial but did not go on to it, so I was pleased that we could do so today.
[A] Plenty of US armed services toys to view...
[S] Our last experience at Pearl Harbour was a virtual tour of the decks of the Arizona and of the bombing timeline. We wore virtual reality goggles and we must have looked a bit dorky moving our heads around to direct the view we saw, but it was a different and interesting experience for us.
I headed off for another swim, but Allan could not be persuaded so just watched from the shore. To be fair, after his goosebump experience yesterday he came down with a raging [A: mildly elevated] temperature so I guess that explains why he was so cold when he was in the water. He is better today although still coughing a bit.
We accidentally went back to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner tonight – same excellent quality of food, but we did moderate ourselves by sharing a single slice of cheesecake this time. [A: The moderation was an especially good idea since we had had a late lunch that included a most delicious slice of Ted's Chocolate Haupia Pie - introduced to us by Cousin Isaac on our Monday tour around the island]
We had heard that the Hilton Hawaiian Village let off fireworks every Friday night and that they would be visible from anywhere along the beach so we thought that would be a good way to end the holiday. Alas and alack, they were obscured by a tall building so we could hear them and see the glow from them but that was it. A bit of an anti-climax, but never mind.
[A] Saw a tree though!
[S] We have a 4.30am wake up tomorrow for a 5.30 shuttle so it might be a long day!