I went on a mini-trip to Kauai last weekend, and it was AWESOME! It was my first neighbor island trip, and I’m super excited to be going back in a few weeks to battle the hills in Poipu Beach for the Kauai Half Marathon. This time I had the chance to spend 4 days kayaking, hiking, snorkeling, and camping down the Na Pali coast.
I had only been kayaking once before, but the paddling wasn’t too bad, and the current and the wind did most of the work for us. The coast is absolutely beautiful, and is only accessible by boat or foot. We spent our days hiking; foraging for wild guava, lilikoi, and organges; checking out the reefs, and exploring waterfalls. I’ve never seen so many waterfalls clustered in such a small area!
While we were camping at Kalalau, someone caught an 80 pound ulua from the beach!!! Gene helped him fillet the fish, and the slice of sashimi I had right after they finished cleaning the fish was so unbelievably fresh and delicious.