We had a big surprise today that turned into a blessing. It sort of makes up for the United flight that wasn’t. Guess I must have been banking my flight karma because when we checked in for our return flight (bless you internet), we found that our return flight was delayed due to snow and rain in the Seattle/Bellingham area. Upon closer inspection, we realized that our newly delayed flight would arrive too late to make the final connection back to Bellingham. Alaska Air, bless their hearts, thoughtfully let us spend an extra night in Hawaii rather than making us spend a miserable 6 hours in the Seattle airport waiting for the first Bellingham flight on Monday. Thus, we got an unexpected day in Hawaii.
We made the most of our bonus day. We found a fabulous little cove and snorkled the morning and afternoon away. The fish in this little cove rivaled any fish I had seen scuba diving and better yet, there were snacks and a warm sun to dry off to (no freezing boat to climb back into and wait for the next dunking). We finished the day at the Four Seasons on the point, with Kauai visible in the distance, and watched whales off the point while sipping lovely chilled drinks with umbrellas.
The whole day was an unexpected surprise; an extra free day on the island. We felt especially lucky to be rebooked on the same flight … only tomorrow. And we are thankful for our bonus day on the island along with our extra special time together with friends laughing all day. Joy joy.
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