This is our replacement Napali boat trip. Actually this one is leaving from a small boat harbor closer to where we are staying than the original company I had booked so maybe that's a good omen.
I took motion sickness meds last night before bed and again this morning and plan to skip breakfast because why poke the bear?
I know the ride back is going to be rough and if I am not the driver I do tend to be prone to motion sickness.
We get to the boat harbor just before the Capt. Andy's team is dropping the boat into the water.
Capt. Tony then had to check out the boat to make sure everything was working
They offer you gloves as there is a rope for you to hang on with and a foot rope so you can use multiple anchor points. Take the gloves. I only used one and that hand was fine. I was not really holding on to the rope with my other hand very much but there was a lot of abrasion on that hand so I should have worn two gloves.
We head west as as we are passing the Barking Sands Missile range we are joined by a group of spinner Dolphins.
We pass the westernmost beach and start cruising towards the Napali cliffs.
Capt. Tony heads for the sea caves before things get dicey.
We first went inside an open top cave, so it's more of a whole that a cave!
At this point the weather was starting to cause some rougher seas so Capt. Tony decided to buzz to the Northern most point on our trip fast and then work our way back down the coast.
This was an awesome excursion. Both Tony and Scottie gave us great history along the way and handled the boat expertly.
We head back home to get cleaned up and decide that we are going to hit the Feral Pig for lunch to try the Feral Burger.
As we were told by the tour guides the Feral Burger is not on the menu but as soon as we begin to bring up the subject with our waitress she exclaims "Feral Burger"!
Yes two please!
When they arrive they look pretty good and they are tasty as well.
Fully fueled up we went for a walk along Kalapaki bay and the Marriott. I've attended several conferences here and I wanted Cori to see the pool and grounds as it is very pretty and when you see the hotel from the reception area before you take the down escalator you do not expect to be entering an open courtyard.
We got to Hanapepe a little before 7:00 and walked across the swinging bridge.
Perhaps we need to investigate further.
There were a few rain showers this evening and we bought some gifts at the spice store before heading towards home.
We stopped in at Pomodoro to get some dinner. The staff here was superfriendly to us and we enjoyed a lot of laughs. The food was pretty good. We had Veal Pizziola and prosciutto with melon. Just right