I just got back from a quick trip to the island of Kauai. The trip was a little bit last minute, but there is no such thing as a bad time for a trip to Hawaii as far as I’m concerned. I didn’t do any posting about the trip while I was away. I did, however, do a lot of relaxing, sightseeing and – of course – eating while I was out there and have plenty of posts on some great foodie spots on the island to catch up on in the next couple of days. First, however, I can’t resist sharing a couple of snapshots of the island first.
The above photo is of Hanalei Bay, on the North side of Kauai. Definitely a great photo spot and place to spend a relaxing afternoon watching people fish on the pier.
It’s impossible not to look at these blue waters and wish you were right there on the beach – especially since the water is warm all year round. This is a shot from Poipu Beach, on the South side of the island.
This coastline, also on the South shore, is a little rougher looking – but still beautiful.
Spouting Horn is a landmark for the South side of the island, where geyser-like jets shoot out of a hole in the lava rock when waves crash into shore.
Part of the local fauna, a gecko.
Feral chickens are just about everywhere, and I saw some of the prettiest (and largest) roosters I’ve ever seen strutting about. The baby chicks were pretty darn cute, too.
Took this shot from the roadside as we drove around the island.
Koloa is a small, cute town that is just north of Poipu Beach
The yellow hibiscus is the state flower, but they come in all colors.
Footprints on the beach.
And finally, a quick shot of men enjoying a fresh coconut just to prove I did something other than stand behind the camera the whole trip. A big hat is a must for traveling to a sunny place. Stay tuned for more details and some great food shots from the trip!