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Snorkeling and Funky Foodstuffs

I've done no diving since the last report, but lots of snorkeling, both at Kapoho Kai (an abandoned set of royal fishponds) and at Muhakona (an abandoned sugar company harbor). I've seen needlefish, more trumpetfish, Hawaiian skipperjacks, rockfish, and a bunch of species I can't identify. The one with black flapping "wings" was really odd, like a Babylon 5 ship design. Yes, I am geeky enough to compare tropical fish to SF series. Plus some HUGE Moorish idols, and sunken tires, harbor chains and a bit of a shipwreck.

I've also sampled more of the weird foods around here: Poha berries (think gooseberries that mated with, oh, kumquats or something), kava (a sedative drink made from a local tuber that tastes terrible, but is very calming indeed), and durian fruit ice cream (amazingly great, with lots of umaa and a strangely savory sweetness). And the fish continues to be fresh and great, except for the sushi, which is better in Seattle.

Can't have everything. More later.


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Mar. 4th, 2008 07:24 am (UTC)
Ah, the durian. The atomic bomb of fruits. My first thought upon seeing one in a grocery store was "I could probably kill someone with that, if I got the drop on them."

Did the ice cream have any of the famously unpleasant smell?
Mar. 5th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
Very very little. The cool temperature of the ice cream seems to minimize the smell while leaving all the delicious flavor available.

And I agree, they look like spiky Death Fruits.
Mar. 6th, 2008 11:07 am (UTC)
Every time I look at a durian, I think about the first person to have eaten one. He or she must have been the bravest individual of their generation.
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