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... in a residential neighborhood so we could have a bit more privacy and because the price was better for the amenities. Pua Hale ("Flower House"), our rental, was a small Japanese style one-bedroom cottage less than 5 minutes from the beach. It had an outdoor garden and fountain, a Japanese style tub, and was cool, quiet little oasis for us.
Since we had been up since 4am, we showered and rested for several hours, before ...
... 5 miles in the beginning, we must have descended because it felt like we were going nonstop uphill/uprock. The sun was baking us, dehydration officially set in, and as I was thinking my lungs were about to collapse from lack of oxygen, Melissa now started getting nauseous. We take sips from the water and attempt to find shade to take breathers but you can only rest for less than a minute because the ants were so bad on that part that you had to ...
We head out as soon as we are ready to try to conquer diamond head crater. We walk along the beach towards it. It's a little taller than we expected. To get to the climb up you have to walk about half way around it or, as we found out too late, you can get the bus up and just do the 30 minute walk to the top. Instead we walked about an hour uphill and got the majority of the way up the side.
By this time we were baking in the heat and we knew what each other ...
... are home to Hawaiian monk seals, green turtles, and, in winter, humpback whales.
Here we did see one lone seal sunning him(her)self on the rocky beachline.
We then drove into the town of Hanalei for one last afternoon visit.
Dinner tonight was leftovers to clean the refrigerator out...one last time on the lanai.
... finished the most difficult part of the trail when they caught up with me. We weren't far from the parking lot by then. They had gone upriver and saw a falls into a pond.
When we got back, we changed into our sandals and went to the lookout. It was then that we realized that there are two lookouts: the canyon lookout and Niihau Island and another little island. Niihau is not open to tourists because there are 200 Hawaiians living there who live ...