I love how different cultures can be from each other. We may not understand and might even find it a little comical but for them it was normal and we shouldn’t judge them for that. The world will be a better place if we all have a little patience for differences between each other. We are all human and are all in this world together….
While we were staying at Pipeline house a couple came up to our stairs. These are stairs that lead from the house to the beach and are not really intended or convenient for public use because you can`t get to the street from them. The man was about to go surfing and his wife wanted to watch. We initially were going to let them know where those stairs went, but they never actually wanted to use them… what they actually were looking for was shade with a view of surfing and the trees around the stairs are like a cave. The man assisted his wife in setting up at the base of the stairs nearly buried under the trees and went surfing. For a while she watched and videoed the surfing but soon fell asleep.
It was odd for us because all around her were the Winkel clan moving up and down the stairs and enjoying the beach while she remained near motionless and silent. It became very apparent that she was in for the long haul and would not initiate a conversation even though she did speak english, so we let her be and quickly continued with the enjoyment of a beautiful day in Hawaii.