It was the first time for both of us in Hawaii, and it was an amazing vacation. Here are few things from the trip. Also see the 2 following posts, which cover our hike on the Kalalau Trail and a visit to Allerton Garden.
We stayed at an AirBnB place on the first and last nights of the trip. The first night we stayed at this really cool geodesic dome, known as the Epic Dome.
|with an outdoor kitchen|
|This outdoor shower is the kind of lifestyle I can get used to.|
|This little amazing creature was our roommate.|
The rest of the trip we camped.
Beach camping at Anini Beach
|Our beach home|
|We ate a lot of these Hawaiian pancakes.|
|Tess cookin breakfast in her new favorite poncho, |
which we have dubbed the "Clint Eastwood".
|Looking down on the Kalalau Valley, which is the terminus of the Kalalau Trail.|
|Tess at a heiau, an ancient Hawaiian temple|
|The island is overrun with wild chickens|
|Tess tried to buy some papaya and coconut at a roadside stand.|
Before we knew it the lady grabs a whole coconut and hacks the top off with a machete and sticks a straw in it.
|Our 1st Shave Ice. with vanilla ice cream. SO good.|
|beautiful sky #nofilter.|
We did a very little bit of snorkeling. We should have done more snorkeling, and hit up the better beaches on the island, but we burned up a snorkeling day by staying an extra day on the Kalalau Trail, which is a decision that I do not regret. [see the Kalalau Trail post].
I also unfortunately had a laceration on my hand (from before the trip) which made it difficult to swim, because I was supposed to not let it get wet, (which is impossible). Anyway snorkeling is unnatural and awkward. It must be better and more fun once you get used to it, but I don’t really like breathing under water. Its unnerving.
|This dude was just chillin on the beach.|
|More shave ice|
|Some glass we found on Glass Beach|
Kauai is beautiful and wonderful. I highly recommend it.