Kauai

First day in Kauai. Another beach view room, this time on the east coast. Live entertainment every night and a free Mai Tai each every afternoon. Not as busy here and getting around in our hire car is really easy. Went to Hanalei Bay on the North Shore today … about a half hour drive from our hotel. It was Sunday and all the locals were out for their weekly picnic at the beach. Big pickup trucks backed right onto the beach – cabanas – BBQs etc.

Hired a great SUP and had to paddle a long way out to a reef break which was small but fun. Cathy had a paddle in the bay. The view from the bay was breathtaking … huge, steep mountains – waterfalls – gorges. The mountain was topped with cloud. Apparently it is the wettest place on the planet … over 400 inches of rain per year.

We drove as far north as you can go by road to a place called ‘Tunnels’. There are no words that adequately describe the scenery there. Tomorrow we are going back equipped for a bit of a walk.

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Hanalei Bay, Kauai. Locals doing their Sunday picnic on the beach.

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