North shore of KauaiOctober 8 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C
We started our Tuesday a little dusty and with brunch at JavaKai, a cute little cafe with a Darby street feel. Good ol breakfast burritos again, we're working our way through them all to decide on the best. We ended up chatting with the lovely American couple next to us, they were over visiting their granddaughter and were asking us all about our holiday, wedding, sports, jobs, Australia etc, haha. Big talkers, but they were really lovely.
We headed north today, first stop at Kilauea lighthouse and wildlife refuge. We were looking at the Nene, local ducks, and couldn't believe how big they were, turns out they're actually Hawaiian geese, much prettier and less aggressive than our stupid geese. The lighthouse is only quite small but has lots of historical significance as they usually do. We had a look around for a while then headed for Anini beach to have a look. A lot of beautiful beach houses and the beach itself was much quieter than some of the others we've come across. Kept heading north, ducking in and out of lookouts, beaches and little towns. Hanalei town and pier was lovely and a good swimming and kayaking spot, a lot of the other beaches on the north coast are really heavy dumpers, not sure they'd be the best for swimming. Time to head back and I had a nap, haven't had many naps this holiday but we had a few drinks last night and it was a bit of a later night than usual, I needed it, haha! Headed to the Bullshed for dinner and Ben got stuck into his surf and turf while I had more prawns. After the great feed we headed back to do a load of washing and get organised. We head to Maui tomorrow 😊Read more