Kauai Trip: Po’ipu hike

Along the southern edge of Kauai is a 2+ mile trail that travels along the shoreline to a beach. The Maha’ulepu coast trail starts next to the Hyatt Regency Resort at Shipwreck beach and heads east. It snakes along the shoreline over Makawehi bluff, traverses part of the golf course, through an ancient heiau, overContinue reading “Kauai Trip: Po’ipu hike”

Kauai Trip: waterfalls and sunset

Our mornings were pretty laid back, enjoying the sunrise, watching the turtle & surfer population, and drinking coffee. On this day our plan was to head east to view two waterfalls: Wailua &  Opaeka’a Falls. Morning on the lanai… Mike & Shannon getting ready for the day. Surfers already out enjoying the morning waves. FirstContinue reading “Kauai Trip: waterfalls and sunset”

Kauai Trip: a fowl situation

One thing the guide books all mentioned was the chicken population. The Red Junglefowl or Moa (Gallus gallus) were originally introduced by the Polynesian colonist. The males are stunning with bright colors and distinctive red combs. Sickle shaped feathers reminded me of leaves from the Koa tree. The wild population resides inside Koke’e State Park,Continue reading “Kauai Trip: a fowl situation”

Kauai Trip: the hike to nowhere

While visiting the Koke’e State Park, we decided to take advantage of our Jeep rental and a new map with directions to trail heads. After rocking and rolling over some rough road (whacking the head a couple of times on the door), and back tracking a few times, we arrived. Or was it really theContinue reading “Kauai Trip: the hike to nowhere”

Kauai Trip: Kalalau Valley on Na Pali coastline

If one continues up the road from Waimea Canyon overview they will encounter the dramatically different view. These images are taken from Pu’u O Kila Lookout.  We visited twice during the day. Some locals let us know that early morning is often the best chance for cloud breaks. We had arrived around 11am and theContinue reading “Kauai Trip: Kalalau Valley on Na Pali coastline”

morning walks at fort worden

Port Townsend is home to Fort Worden State Park along Admiralty Inlet and the straights of Juan de Fuca. For the past three years of ArtFest, I’ve fallen in love with the area. I try to get in two walks out to the lighthouse around sunrise and sunset. On my way out to the lighthouseContinue reading “morning walks at fort worden”