Kauai was beautiful despite how much it rained and stormed throughout our stay. There were maybe 3 good days where we had sunshine and our last day was the absolute best. Here’s my favorite picture from Kauai, its at Kauapea Beach aka Secret Beach. It’s on the north shore and off the beaten path. About a 10 minute hike down a dirt trail lies this beautiful stretch of sand where the surfers, beach walkers and anyone who wants to get away from the crowds hang out. It was paradise, the sun was shining. I sat on the sand and watched the waves while taking pictures. The waves captured my imagination and all I kept hearing in my head was the song “Catch a Wave” by the beach boys.
This is the trail we hiked. We had hoped to get at least to the 2 mile point but 20 minutes in it started to rain. Then for the first time we saw lightning followed by thunder. We made it about 1 1/2 miles in until it got slicker and we couldn’t get any traction. When we started slipping every step we decided it was best to turn around. We thought we’d make it back another day but the weather just didn’t cooperate. We still got a few pictures of our hike before it poured down rain.
This was Joe’s breakfast on our last day. He ordered French Toast with Coconut Syrup at this little place called Tutu’s. Little did he know they would cut a whole loaf of Hawaiian bread into 3 pieces and serve it up. The owners worked in a tiny workspace with a regular stove. We watched through a screen door as they placed 3 large pieces of bread in a fry pan to sizzle. We thought for sure they had 3 orders to fill, but when it came out it was all on Joe’s plate.
On our last day we walked Lydgate Beach. The clouds were out and we forgot the sunscreen. Ironically the first time we ditch the sunscreen is the day the sun comes and and we got burned. This turned out to be the day we had been hoping for our whole trip. When the sun finally did come out, it stayed out and made it a day to remember.
I’ll be posting some of the favorite foods we tried while in Hawaii and Kauai real soon. Aloha!