Kauai Arrival

Yay!!  I’m in Kauai.

I’ve taken fewer photos than I expected so far.

I don’t know why …

Perhaps because I’ve been absorbing the beauty instead of recording it.

(Although, I’ve still probably taken more photos than most people would??)

It’s been a long time since I’ve been here, and I’m happy to report it’s just as stunningly beautiful as it’s always been.

The house we’re staying in is the most amazing house I’ve ever stayed in.

It’s HUGE (4,000+ square feet), and all one story – ranch style.

It goes on and on, and on, and on!

The wonderful part of the house, however, is the way it was designed.

Every single room has an amazing ocean view.  (A minimum of one full wall of pure glass facing the ocean.)

We got up before dawn on Friday to travel here.

We got settled into our rental in the afternoon.

Our backyard is all, well, OCEAN.

We made cocktails, grilled some chicken, enjoyed the sea turtles swimming past us …

Saturday we went to the Mahaulepu Beaches which are on the South Shore of Kauai.

We were seated next to a monk seal for our entire visit.

We had a Puka Dog (with mango relish) and lemonade for lunch.

Then we returned to our amazing backyard.

Honestly, I could stay in “our” backyard for the remainder of my life and never grow tired of it.

Cocktails again, dinner outside – again.  (Fresh caught Mahi Mahi cooked on the grill along with Kabocha Squash and watermelon.)

Saturday evening also gifted us with the most amazing FULL rainbow any of us have ever seen – during sunset, too!

It was so BIG and so VIBRANT.

Sunday, we woke up early to go on a Zodiac raft trip I had planned ages ago.

It included some snorkeling on the Na Pali Coast.

I took the above photo with the little GoPro camera (it was in waterproof housing).

I believe that’s my son, PR, you see on the right hand side of the above frame.

The GoPro camera doesn’t shoot in RAW, but I was very pleased with the results considering the camera is about two inches big.

The Zodiac trip was long, but absolutely amazing.

I’ll tell you so much more about it in subsequent posts, but SEA CAVES and BEAUTY and FANTASTIC!

Naps by everyone followed, then more cocktails, and another ocean-front outdoor dinner.

We had Internet problems our first couple days here, but our super-dooper rental agent got everything fixed for us.

With so many people staying with us, however, I don’t expect to have much time to go through photos or write.

I’ll just take it day by day, but I promise I’ll tell you all the amazing details at some point soon!

8 Responses to “Kauai Arrival”

  1. Michelle

    I love the vibrancy in the colors in your photo. And I’m surprised you’ve written this much (maybe you didn’t sleep?). Enjoy your time with your family and friends.

    • Suzanne

      Thank you. I was amazed at what that little camera can do!

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