Monday, March 17, 2014

Hawaii 2014

Prepare yourself, this post is extremely long.  I take way too many pictures.

We started our trip off in Maui where Brady's cousin Rio and her husband Dave are living right now.  We only had one full day there so we had to cram as much Maui as we could into that time, so we did the Road to Hana.  

Our first stop was Black Sand Beach and a fresh water cave

Next was Red Sand Beach then some cliff jumping

Our last stop was Seven Sacred Pools and a hike up to Waimoku Falls

The next day we took off to Kauai

We stayed on the north shore in Princeville right next to Hanalei Bay.  Kauai has gotten non stop rain this winter, so it was beautiful and green, but we only saw the sun for about an hour during our entire stay.  We were expecting rain though so we didn't mind too much.

Our first day was spent at Hanalei Bay and Queens Bath in Princeville

The second day we woke up to to what looked like a hurricane

So we drove to the south side and up Waimea Canyon.

It was a little windy, and the top was covered in a cloud so we couldn't see much, but what we did see was beautiful!

Our next stop was Glass Sand beach in Port Allen.  Apparently this beach was used as a dumping spot about a hundred years ago for old bottles, windshields and cars.  Overtime the ocean has broken it all down into little pieces of sea glass.  It's a little painful to walk on, but amazing to see.

Lastly we stopped at Wailua Falls.  We only stopped here for about two seconds because it was raining so hard.

We spent the rest of our week exploring different beaches on the North Shore,

Walking around Hanalai,

Sitting on the pier as the rain came down,

And of course swimming.

Our last day was nice enough that we were able to hike the Napali Coast, but we had to make our flight in time so we only got to Hanakapiai Beach. 

Thanks for reading!