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... the river and thru the woods, back to our starting point on the ranch! It was an amazing experience and we both agreed we would take ATV tours when traveling in the future! Headed to the Sheraton Hotel in Poipu Beach for a much needed shower! The hotel was beautiful and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful! Our room has a spectacular view of the ocean. Glad we chose this for our final stop on our Hawaiian ...
We had nothing planned for today so in the spirit of first timers trying to see and do everything we decided we couldn't let this trip pass without a look at the fabled northern end of Kaua'i, in particular Hanalei Bay. We managed to get out the door by 8.30am which was a fair achievement. After dropping the rented board back to the surf shop and picking up some snorkelling gear we were away. The drive north was really easy, there ...
... for only one lane of cars. After arriving we found the main parking lot full, even though it was only 930am! So we ended up parking 1/4 mile down the road in another lot.
The Kalalua Trail is 11 miles long and winds along the coast, with some of the most beautiful scenery in Hawaii. Along the way are waterfalls, two of which are the most famous and have been filmed in many movies, ...
... traffic going through Lihue was quite heavy and we were glad we started a few minutes early. There was a fruit stand that was recommended in our guide book (at mile marker 17) and since we were both ready for a snack we stopped. The fruit was great and we split a tuna sandwich to give us an energy boost for the afternoon.
We found the dirt road and the beach, which was an amazingly beautiful turquoise ...
... as the locals were complaining, but I couldn't tear myself away. Eventually, with burnt bum cheeks (well, the bits that weren't covered by my costume and were sticking out of the water when I was snorkeling) and the soles of my feet (I don't put sunscreen there, do you?0, I couldn't take the heat any longer and hopped over the red hot sand and begrudgingly made my way back to the car. Another fun time getting out of the field without ripping the bottom out ...
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