September 2016
  • Day18

    Goodbye Hawaii!

    September 25, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Packing my backpack at the parking lot of a beach park close to the airport and enjoying the star fruit I got from my friends Pam and Juan at the beach looking out on the ocean.

    Somehow I am feeling sad to leave these islands. But on the other hand I've got to realize that I am only leaving this one to arrive at other ones such as Australia and New Zealand... That's my life now for a while! :)Read more

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  • Day18

    Wailua falls

    September 25, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    On my way back to the airport, with some time left ahead of my flight, I made another little detour to the closeby Wailua falls.

    Intersting enough just a few days ago I read a news and saw a video about someone who really jumped off these waterfalls. Not as you might think to do suicide, but as i said later on to the cops due to a spiritual calling.

    This calling almost would have take his life because even though he was so luckly to survive the jump from these 35 meter high falls into the pond below, the water falling onto him knocked him off and he would have drowned if not other people around would have pulled him out of the water...

    So I was looking with this story in mind at the falls today and thinking by myself: Plenty of things are doable. But you don't have to do everything only because you could...
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  • Day18

    Kalalau lookout ridge trail

    September 25, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Just when you think it actually can't become better, Kauai shows you that it can... There was another lookout pointing towards the other side of the island.

    Not only that you can drive within a couple of minutes between the east and west side of the island mountain ranges, but there was also a quiet dangerous trail leading out from the lookout parking lot over the ridge, really right on the edge sometimes, to the end of the front tip of the mountain which allowed you best views 360°.

    I have got ro admit, even though I love my life, that such trails are really tempting for me. Walking freely in the air and if you do at the wrong point a wrong step you know you gonna die...
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  • Day18

    Waimea canyon

    September 25, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Stunning. Simply stunning. Everyone knows of course the Grand Canyon in the U.S. mainland... But I never heard of the waimea canyon which is in my eyes even more spectacular with all the vegetation growing on it its location on such a small island...

    I was amazed how big, wide and beautiful is!

  • Day17

    Polihale campground

    September 24, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    For my last night camping on Kauai and Hawaii overall I followed a recommendation I got from Pamela and Juan and drove to the veeery end of the road for the Polihale campground.

    Actually, the road ended about 6 miles before the campground ans afterwarda I had to drive for half an hour real slow along a really bumpy street to the beach side.

    But it was worth it and I got a very nice space between the trees in the dunes with space for the tent and hammok and only few meters away from the massive, long and pretty much empty beach.

    This night I got as a completely perfect roundup also a cloud free, super dark night sky with so many stars like I have seen barely before...

    Loving it, to live a life where others make holiday!
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  • Day17

    Heaven on earth

    September 24, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    That was it! The place I have been delighted to stay in for a night. Owned by Juan and Pamela, which helped the other night on Big island with confirming in the dark that they arrived with their bikes in the right camping place.

    In return I did not only got a great friendship but also a comfy bed, papaya and a starfruit which I have never eaten before! Grown in the back yard.Read more

  • Day16

    Kapaa pau wau

    September 23, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    As if the day wouldn't have been good enough already I just run into the national native day of the US. This meant in my case that in the town where I had dinner with my hiking mates just beside on a big open space the native americans built up a couple of pavilions with things to buy, to see and shows happening in the center.

    So I enjoyed the sunset time at thid pau wau before i hit later on to my accommodation for the night. Lucky as I have been (again) I got invited by the biking couple from the big island to their place close to Lihue. As it turned out they are living in a pretty half of a new house within a suburb of the city and i got an own room with a doubel bed in it...
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  • Day16

    Napali coastal trail, part two

    September 23, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    While the way to the beach, only two miles, was already quiet challenging with all its up and downs along the cliffs and partially muddy, this got way beaten by the following part of the walk leading into the valley.

    Muddy was probably not even the right word for these super humid conditions we has and at some stage i just took of my sandles to walk the way through the jungle bare foot. Beside some small stones there have been nothing pike on the ground so it became a good balance training.

    The couple of smaller ponds, river crossings and ultimately the huge waterfall at the end made all the way worth it. I fall into a way of feeling wet that it didn't matter anymore and i just contined to walk, step and jump into every water i came accross...

    The way back then to the car brought all of us three to our in er borders so we were very happy by the time we reached the parking lot a drove together back down the east coast to Kapaa to eat a finishing, mexican meal.
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  • Day16

    Napali coastal trail

    September 23, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Well, well. Originally I didn't wanted to walk this trail at all because it is some dramatically overhyped. There are helicopters flying along the cliff coast every five minutes, there were driving boats along the shoreline to bring people to campground at the end of the trail. And there were of course tons of people marching along which tool the secret charm of it...

    But due to great conpany i had from my two candian friends Jessie and Jeofrey and walked the trail with them. In total 8 miles return to a beach and further into a valley to a big waterfall...
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