While our trip to Kauai, Hawaii was evolving I was posting here moments of it. From the beginning till the end. We flew Dec 31st at 10:45 am EST from Boston and this photo journal begun a few hours before 2018 broke in! Here's our dynamic itinerary.
Our itinerary came out dynamic, day by day, as we saw fit according to mood for the day. Looking back to it we could not have done it better! It was our best trip ever. We alternated hiking days with more restful beach days and we started with shorter hikes that were made longer as days went by and we felt more ready for them.
Day 1: Polihale beach and Hanapepe Swinging Bridge
Day 2: Kilauea Lighthouse, Kuilau Ridge Trailhead, Poipu Shopping Centre
Day 3: Diving day, Poipu Beach Park, Koloa History Center
Day 4: Waimea Canyon Hikings, Kalalau Trail Lookout
Day 5: Anini Beach, Hanalei Beach
Day 6: Kalalau Trail up to Hanakapiai Beach
Day 7: Helicopter ride and Mahaulepu Heritage Trail
Day 8: Lydgate Park
Day 9: Alakai Swamp Trail
Day 0: Leaving view (Our neighborhood)
Boston Logan Airport
Flying over time zone after time zone
Day 1: Next morning wake up view
The door to our room at the hostel
Gecko spotting for good luck
First steps on Hawaiian red sand
Chickens, roosters and chicks are everywhere
Polihale beach, breathtaking!
Day 2: Hanapepe Swinging Bridge
Kuilau Ridge Trailhead - Hiking
Poipu Shopping center - Rainbows are everywhere!
Day 3: Off for Diving!
and a Sea turtle encounter already!
Hungry on the boat between dives
That was a pretty rough sea during diving. Time to settle.
Poipu Beach Park
Then we took our way back home with a stop at Koloa town at the Koloa History Center
Koloa History Center - me seating at the bench under a majestic tree with a lady 'statue'
Back to our hostel - changing for a better room and getting this room with a view!
Day 4: Waimea Canyon Hikings
Kalalau lookout keeping us there
Day 5: Beach day - Anini Beach
Hanalei Beach and Pier
Hanalei Beach during sunset
Colors changing by the minute
Day 6: Hiking the amazing Kalalau trail
A man on the path
There were ups
There were downs
There were spots like this
And there were views like this
After the first two miles you end up in this gorgeous beach:
On our way back we spot shark fins on land!
and again some slippery muddy spots
And we're back to the Ke'e Beach were we started off our hike
for some sunset views
Day 7: From highs to lows: Helicopter Ride + Beach Hiking
Mahaulepu Heritage Trail
Day 8: Lydgate State Park
Last Day 9: Alakai swamp trail
End of the route
Drove down to the closest beach to catch a sea sunset while snacking
The end for now :)
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