2.09.2011

kaua'i: nanea...

... a new word I learned in Kaua'i, meaning pleasure, tranquility, to be absorbed in, inspired.
{Kilauea Lighthouse :: North Shore}
In short, that's what our week was like on Hawai'i's garden island - our second time there together, and first time in four years. As is the case with all the Hawaiian Islands, Kaua'i is unique - some say it's the most beautiful of them all - and it's meant to be explored and enjoyed, and that's just what we did.

At 4.5 months, we spent plenty of time in the sun, with fruity [virgin] cocktails in hand, but the memories I will hold onto forever are the adventures we shared in one of the most beautiful places on this here Earth... (including whale watching, almost everyday, once we reached the North Shore - simply breath taking.)

Here are some of my favorite moments, photographed.
{The end of the road (from the West Shore) :: Wai'ale'ale, Pu'u o Kila Lookout, Waimea Canyon}
{Kiahuna Beach, Poipu :: South Shore}
{Wailua Falls :: East Shore}
{The other end of the road (from the North Shore) :: Hanakapi'ai Falls, Kalaulau Trail, Na Pali,
aka Eddie's Morning Workout}
{Tunnels Beach, Ha'Ena :: North Shore}
{Hike to and arrival at 'Anini Beach, Princeville :: North Shore}
We ate and drank as much as we lounged and played, and I'm working on a photo collage of our gluttonous week to share with you. In the meantime, if you're considering a trip to Kaua'i, may I adamantly recommend you do two things: (1) buy this book. You don't even have to open it up until you feel the tropical breeze hit your face upon landing in Lihue. Promise. (2) e-mail me! I took lots of notes based on that fabulous guide book that I'd love to pass on, including a word about chickens. There are loads of 'em on Kaua'i.

Aloha.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

BEAUTIFUL! We are thinking about hitting Hawaii this year or next, and were just discussing which island to hit. I'd heard good things about Kaua'i, but this might have just sealed the deal :). If we go, I'll let you know ... we'll need advice!