Sunrise on Kauai
We were so excited to be here, hubbie and I were awake at 5:30 am the first morning, waiting for the sun to come up. It comes up at 7:20 am. We waited around for a little while, but it was still quite dark when we walked to the beach to watch the sun rise.
Our condo is only about 300 yards from the ocean, and so we can hear the surf at all times, and the trade winds blow right through the condo, cooling it. We have an ocean view, but there's nothing like being on the beach itself.
Our condo is so much nicer than the one in Maui two years ago that we were quite surprised and delighted to see what we had rented. We each have a bathroom. The living room is huge. There is a separate dining area and, of course, kitchen and bedroom. This one (at the Kaha Lani Resort) is only $20/night more expensive than the one in Maui. The one thing it lacks, though, is a washer and dryer.
I might try to post more pictures, however our Verizon internet modem is quite slow. We're staying in Kapaa, on the east side of the island, which gives us good access to everything. On the first day, we headed north and saw most of what you can see in that direction. (Sorry to be so abbreviated--breakfast is awaiting me.)
Yesterday, we went to Wimea Canyon and saw most of the sights in the south. Unfortunately, it rained heavily all day--a deluge--and so we weren't able to see as much as we'd hoped. We got out of the car long enough to see Spouting Horn.
This morning, we're back at trying to see it all again. Our 5-hour coastline tour of Na Pali, including snorkeling, is tomorrow. Our Waco ride that will fly us around the entire island is Sunday.
We've been leaving early and returning late, but tonight, we need to get back early so we can be at Port Allen by 8:00 am tomorrow morning ... roads such as they are here, and though it's probably only 30 miles away, it could take us 90- minutes to get there.