Today was our last day on Kauai, tomorrow we are leaving in the morning and fly to Maui.
On the way to the southwest side of Kauai we stopped at a few places for views/ runs/climbs/walks. We stopped at a place that had some cool blowholes that spluttered water up in the air. Henry wasn’t impressed but we were. We drove through a tree tunnel with eucalyptus trees on both sides which was nice. And we also had a run in one of the parks.
The last couple of days have been so much fun. We have not been doing much at all but all of us have found it very relaxing. The days have been spent on the beach surfing on the body board, building sandcastles, digging holes and throwing balls.
It has been really sunny and lovely and a couple of days ago Henry burned his nose and cheeks. So yesterday we went for a drive up the mountain and looked at Waimea Canyon and the Kokee State Park, to get out of the sun a little bit. Henry (as usual) fell asleep in the car on the way up so in all the view platforms we stopped he slept and Stephen went and had a look. The canyon here is by far more beautiful than the Grand Canyon. The Waimea Canyon may not be as big but is green/beige/red and it has amazing waterfalls going down it everywhere. You can stand there and watch it forever.
At lunch-time we stopped at the Kokee State Park which is near the top and had a picnic. It was a wonderful place with large open areas for playing. I had a quick (40min) nap on the blankets while Stephen and Henry played with the ball.
We finished the day off with an ice cream.
Today when we came to the beach there was a roped off area with a seal on it that had come in to sleep. We also got accompanied by a manta ray in the water but I was too slow with the camera to capture it. To start with I actually thought it was a shark as all I could see was its pointy fins. It was huge.
All in all, Kauai has been the better island so far with its greenery and relaxed attitude. We can’t wait to see what Maui has to bring.