Why? Because it's easier than crossing the canyon

Trip Start Nov 13, 2008
Trip End Nov 20, 2008

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it's shorter than crossing the canyon.

Sunshine! Glorious blue skies, fluffy white clouds and warm bright sunshine! It's been a little rainy the last couple of days so at first sign of sunshine we headed out early all the way around the island to Waimea Canyon.  Waimea is called the Grand Canyon of the South Pacific - while it lacks the grand size of the mainland namesake, it is every bit its equal in grandeur.

We tried to do our Na Pali coast boat trip again, and were again thwarted by the weather. Although the skies are clear, it is very windy on the west coast and too rough to sail, so instead we hit Poipu Beach, basked in the sunshine, snorkelled in the very clear water and shoo'ed the chickens off the beach towels.

To finish the day, we walked the other end of the Maha'ulepu trail. Just as we got back to the car, a few minutes before sunset, it rained again. Perfect timing.

Dinner at Mermaid's Cafe in Kapaa. Amazing that no-one else has ever thought of taking a seared 'ahi futomaki the size of your arm and making a burrito out of it. Genius.
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wendyiseman on

Happy birthday
Who knows when your birthday starts over there? Thanks for the blogs. This kid is going to love travelling. It is cold and snowy over here so you can try to stay there for awhile. I remember being jealous that the costco there carried frozen soy beans. Maybe someone will vacation property swap with our condo in the distillery district. Enjoy see you one day. Wendy

sanjon on

Re: Happy birthday
Thanks for both the birthday message and warning of snow. I won't complain any more about any rain here.

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