The Thames in this neighbourhood forms a long deep reach in favour with fishermen, and Eel Pie Island is a resort of boating parties.
Of the business centre, at the foot of Diamond Head, is Waikiki sea-beach, noted for its surf-riding, boating and bathing, and Kapiolani Park, a pleasure resort, near which is a famous aquarium of tropical fishes.
After a preliminary reconnaissance to the north, which afterwards turned out to be vitally important, the summer of 1895 was spent in exploring the coast to the north-west by a boating expedition.
It enjoys a healthy climate, affords opportunities for boating rare in South Africa, and boasts a golf-links.
The town, which has grown rapidly in recent years, is a favourite boating centre for the Parisians.
Brecon is favourably known as a fishing centre, and there is also boating on the Usk and the canal.
It is pleasantly situated on and above the west (right) bank of the Thames, and is much in favour as a residential town and a resort of boating parties.
Of Eden and containing about 163 acres, are the buildings and grounds of the University of Cincinnati, and a lake for boating and skating.
There is excellent boating and bathing here, and there are mineral springs in the Park, where in the summer there are a Chautauqua course lasting for six weeks, a normal school, a Bible school, a Bible conference, a school of missions, an International Training School for Sunday School Workers, a conference of temperance workers and nature study and other regular summer school courses; and in other months of the year courses are given here by the Winona Normal School and Agricultural Institute, Winona Academy (for boys) and Winona Conservatory of Music, and the Winona Park School for Young Women.
Their house stands near a charming lake where we went boating and canoeing, which was great fun.