Tuesday, November 6, 2001
Since we woke up to some overcast skies, we decided that today would be a Ďdrive around in the carí day. After another sumptuous breakfast of island fruit, we got in the car and headed north. The first stop was at Moloaa Beach. The picture in the Ultimate Kauai Guidebook made it look very gorgeous and remote. However, when we got there, it turns out that a number of houses sit right on the beach, so it isnít very private at all. Also, there was a ton of garbage on the beach, which made it very unappealing. So, we decided to pass.
Just a little further down the road, was Larsenís Beach. This beach requires a bit of a trek down the hill, but it was very private. It is quite a long beach, and there is a lot of vegetation that makes private little retreats for you to enjoy the ocean. The currents are quite strong here, so unfortunately it isnít that great for swimming. But it is very nice to sit and just look out at the sea. Since it was very secluded, we decided to go Ďau naturelí. (we had seen a few other people doing the same thing on our trek down). We spent about an hour on the beach, then we decided to continue on our journey.
After the beach, we went to the Kong Lung centre in Kilauea. There is a really cool store there (called Kong Lung) that always has all sorts of neat things for the home. We were both really hungry, so we thought that we would have some lunch at the Lighthouse Bistro that was right there. I had a broiled fish sandwich (fish of the day = Ahi), and Randy had the Ahi Burrito. Both were soooooo good! Ah there just isnít anything like fresh fish.
After lunch, we continued our journey north. We stopped in Princeville and Hanalei to check out the shops. We both managed to find some nice clothes on sale at the Overboard shop in Hanalei.
Even though it was rainy, we continued on until the end of the road (at Kee Beach). When we got there, there were a number of people leaving because of the rain. Randy suggested we park and walk to the beach. It was really mucky out and I wasnít overly excited about getting out of the car. But I did anyway. We went to the beach and noticed that the conditions for snorkelling werenít all that bad. Usually it is quite choppy in the water here, so we have never attempted any snorkelling. Maybe when the tide is lower, the water is a little calmer. Have to keep that in mind.