Feb 28, 2008
Mar 16, 2008
We sped up once we got to Hanakapiai because we knew we only had two more miles left
. We got back to our car and changed into some clothes we had left in the car. We picked up a couple girls from Vermont that we met at the 8 mile camp that needed a ride. They've been on vacation for over a month starting in Maui and ending in Kauai. They are doing one of those low budget trips where they camp and hitch-hike for most of the trip. I sort of wish I had done a trip or two like that when I was their age, but I guess I'm trying too make up for it in my latter years.
We stopped at Ha'ena beach for some shaved ice and then dropped the girls off at a little grocery store where they were hoping to meet up with Bill to buy him a beer. Apparently, this is where his mail is delivered so it's always his first stop when he comes out. We got back to the cottage and took a glorious shower. We sat around for a while resting and then when we got hungry we went into town and had noodles at the House of Noodles. I had spicy noodles with glass noodles made from seaweed, their specialty. It was really good and I had never had noodles like that. They were clear with green specs and looked like little squares rolled on a stick from one corner so that they were spiraled, getting thicker in the middle. Very unusual. We both hit the sack early we were so tired.
We got up real early this morning, had breakfast, packed up, said our good-byes to Bill and had out. We wanted to go while it was still cool out. We traveled at a steady pace not really stopping to do any sight-seeing since we had been this way already. We didn't want to get overheated, but we were also anxious to get back and take a shower. Just before we got to Hanakapiai beach, we came to a place where rocks started falling from a cliff above us. Some of the rocks actually rolled onto the trail in front of me. We decided to high-tail it out of this area as quickly as we could, but it turned out that this area was full of switch-backs and we kept having to go back through it. Rocks kept trickling down and we were really worried more would follow. We were sure glad when wee finally got out of that area.