Clarence and I and several other friends rented a vacation
house in north Kauai, near Princeville. We spent the week
exploring the island, enjoying the beach, and hanging out at the
Clarence and Jim at Waimea Canyon
Kauai has a great variety of things to do and
see, as long as it involves being outside! Waimea Canyon was
one of our first day trips, requiring a drive to the south end of
the island and then inland. On the way, we tried out a
traditional plate lunch at a local market.
Another adventure was a day hike along the
Hanakapiai Falls. We were clearly not prepared for this
8-mile round trip hike and didn't bring enough food or water.
The scenery was incredible though, and the waterfalls were amazing.
Jim & Clarence at the Kilauea Lighthouse
The weather was decent. The temperatures
were in the low to mid 70's and it rained every day.
The view from our balcony
The house we stayed in was really nice and
overlooked the ocean. Just about every day, we could see
whales breaching or spouting.
Logan, Rhonda, Kurt, Clarence, and Jim on a
Some of the
other fun things we did included a zipline tour,
kayaking the Wailua River
and hiking to the Secret Waterfalls, as well as various other day
One of the surprise
treats was an
ice cream store on the Kilauea lighthouse road that sells
Dreams ice cream. This fantastic ice cream is made in the
islands almost entirely of local ingredients.
The Queen's Pool