We are up at 5:00am and in the car by 5:45 to drive west and meet our guide for the morning. While there are many nice trails in the canyon I wanted something different and Eric has some trails he has cut himself so you are almost certain that you won't encounter another living soul on his trails.
We were on the trail by 6:45 and enjoying the cooler morning temperatures and the way the light reflects off the different colors of the canyon as the sun rises higher and higher into the sky.
|the white patches are the buildings of a Taro farm on the opposite side of the river|
|there's a rainbow here, honest!!|
|it's a long way down, we are staying up here|
|waterfall way off in the distance|
We decided to head down the mountain before the major traffic hit our sanctuary
We came down the far west side of the mountain and headed east towards Poipu.
We locked em up and turned into Kauai Cookie, went a little nuts buying treats. I love their Guava Macadamia nut cookies. But we bought so much more since they were liberal with the samples. Anyhow, stocked up with treats we headed home to get cleaned up as we were wet and muddy.
We got cleaned up and went down to the stream to watch the turtles some more.
There were more in this evening sleeping than we had seen the day before.
For dinner tonight we decided on keoki's. I know it's a little campy but I actually kind of like that about the place.
For Kauai we went for a late dinner at 8:30 so the place was not very busy and the band was still playing but only until 9:00pm. We ordered the mac nut crusted fish which was Ono and also an order of the Keoki's style fish. Both were good. W usually order two dishes and switch at the halfway point. In this case we both agreed that the mac nut crusted fish was a bit better, but both were very good.
We shared the big slice of hula pie to end our night and start the dream sequence.
Tomorrow is a doors off helicopter tour and dinner at Kauai Ono 560 so it will be our first venture north.