Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Highlights of Kauai

Dad and Jan took a helicopter tour with Jack Harter Helicopters - they came back raving about it!  They bravely opted for the no-door helicopter so that they could see more.

We took Blaise back to Lydgate Beach Park where there were so many fish in the water.  We were prepared with fish food and they swarmed around us jumping for food.  Blaise laughed at the silly fish, though he quickly turned away when the started splashing!

We did some more boogie boarding in Hanalei Bay, which was beautiful!  It was an amazing backdrop with gorgeous mountains.  We went back a second day and the waves were even rougher but our day got cut short by rain.

We drove to the end of the road to Ke'e Beach hoping to find Monk Seals and Turtles.  Unfortunately we didn't find either, but it was an amazing drive down there, the most beautiful we saw on the island.  The waves were fierce and swimming was prohibited.  I think winter starts here in October, meaning that the current picks up and you really have to be careful especially on the north shore.  Kauai is the northernmost isle so there isn't anything out there breaking down the incoming waves.

On our way back from Ke'e Beach we stopped at Dry Cave and across the street there were the coolest waves we've seen yet and there were some impressive surfers out there.

We ate Huli Huli BBQ Chicken from the side of the road - it was great!

We got a great deal on ahi tuna from fishermen on the side of the road.  We got 3.5lbs for $15!  That made two meals for the four of us!

My mom and dad kept talking about macadamia cream pie and after searching high and low my dad found one at the local grocery store - it was fantabulous!

In the evenings we sat outside on our lanai and had dinner and drank our goodies from Napa.

Another note about Pam and Bud's Gently Used Cars.  The first car we had was older and gently used, but in the interest of transparency the second vehicle we had was a van and it was more than just gently used.  They were really great, accomodating and we got a really great deal, but I would need a different post to list everything we found wrong with the van.

All in all we enjoyed Kauai, but one week was enough to tour around the island.  The culinary experiences there were less than exciting, although we did find one mean Macadamia Nut Cream Pie at Safeway!

More from coming from Maui...

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