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We could step out on our lanai (patio) and see the ocean. We weren't right on the beach, but it was not far away. After looking at the ocean from the other two islands, we were used to seeing nothing but water. Here we could look out and see another piece of land.
Another benefit of seeing this island, was the whales. From mid-December to April the whales spend time here with their new babies. From our room we could see the whales breeching (coming above water) and even blowing. It was a rather peaceful sight.
From Front Street, which was about four miles south of where we stayed, the island of Lanai was close enough to see. It seemed unreal that these islands were that close. Again, this was a perfect place to see whales up close. This is where the whale sighting boats took off. The whales like it between these three islands because it is safer for the babies. Predators don't come into this area.
We were able to see the sunset from our resort. This sunset was different from the one on Kauai because of the Molokai. It actually set behind that island from our view. Again, we loved watching the ocean and all the activities that took place in and near the shores.
Special note about the camera: (see Day 16) I still was without it, but used my big camera with several lens for all these pictures. I did hear from the rental place the next day. They had not found my camera but would keep looking for 30 days! sigh.