Whalers Cove Resort
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... for a bit and saying that he hoped we liked the music. I wondered if he was trying to solicit a tip from us, but it felt odd to hand him money after becoming acquainted and if he were a street performer I would expect him to be moving around the beach, playing for everyone there to increase the odds of receiving a tip. So, we packed up, said goodbye, and headed further west, towards the town of Waimea.
In Waimea we stopped for lunch at ...
... the road, where we had to slow down to catch a glimpse of them. Along the north end of the island is the resort town of Princeville, which is filled with condos and a few upscale hotels. We passed through Princeville and down into the little town of Hanalei, my favorite Hawaiian town. It has a population of less than 500 people and it is small and charming with a handful of restaurants, shave ice shops, a grocery store, and a few boutiques. If I ever owned ...
... The trail didn't look very wide. Falling from there would be disastrous. The hike is rated a 10 (highest in extreme) by the Sierra Club but also got a 10 (highest) in beauty. Oh if I was 40 years younger. That would have been a blast. Today - more of a bust.
After watching the hikers negotiate the diff trail, we headed back toward along the coast. It was time for lunch and we had the beach landing at the Nualolo Kai beach in the Napali State ...
... we continued cleaning out the fridge with lunch, and then relaxed and thought about packing. Phyllis went off to photograph the local one-legged junglefowl (a rather more impressive name than the sight of one inspires) who hops around the Prince Kuhio Park next door and wakes us up every morning, but he and the rest of the gaggle were taking a nap in some weeds under a tree and she didn't have the heart to flush ...
... drove us out to the port where the boat was and we all got on. Faye and Paul were diving and the rest of us (Claire, Haze, Eve, Nath, Livvy) were all snorkelling. The boat whizzed off, like a speed boat. I think we were all expecting something more leisurely, it seemed fun and at least it meant we got there quicker. However, the sea was ridiculously rough and the boat was bouncing on the waves. It wasn't long before people started feeling ill. I stupidly didn't take my ...