It’s been almost a month since we’ve been back from Hawaii and before the 2011 ends, it was our goal to share some of our images from our little honeymoon. Our first stop was on the island of Kaua’i. It was extremely serene. The weather was perfect and it was a great way to unwind. We celebrated the end of our 2011 wedding season, the start of a successful 2012, and most importantly the start of our marriage. So here are our images from our first stop in Kaua’i.
And we had to do the obligatory luau! We went to Smith’s Garden Luau.
Thank you to our friends Ray and Erin who drove us around the westside and to Waimea Canyon – its the Grand Canyon of Hawaii
Us over the Hanapepe Swinging Bridge
Tracy and the Menehune Ditch and Tunnel. The Menehune Ditch is an aqueduct of cut and dressed stones that was once used to bring irrigation water from the Waimea River to the taro fields. It was next to the swinging bridge, so she decided to pose next to it.
After our tour with Erin and Ray we took a sunset boat tour with Holo Holo Charters. We were supposed to hit the north side of the island to see the Napali coastline. However, we got no where close. Half way through our ride, we were hitting 8-10 feet swells and it was too dangerous to continue on. So they turned the boat around before anyone got seasick and we got to see parts of the south side of the island.
Fresh coconuts off the side of the road on the north shore in Kaua’i.
We hiked through the first part of the Kalalau Trail that started in Ke’e Beach north of Hanalei. If you want to do this hike, definitely come prepared. Bring hiking shoes, water and get ready to move and watch your steps! If you want to get to the end its a long 11-mile trek and I believe you need a permit half way through. We didn’t get as far, but we’d want to go back to try it one day. Our main gal was see a part of the Napali coastline and the hike was worth it! Here we are!
Here’s another view of the coastline along with an elephant seal that we encountered and of course with a chicken. Kaua’i is famous for its feral chicken!
Kitten and chicken duke it out on the beach.
The Kauai Tree Tunnel in Koloa
Some sunset views in Kauai.
After our stay in Kaua’i. We did a brief pit stop to the island of Oahu to visit some family and friends. We definitely have to stay longer during our next visit.
The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor
Thank you Auntie for welcoming us on the windward side of the island and for taking us to the Pali Lookout. Below is the view of the windward side of the island and Chinaman’s Hat.
We stopped to check the waves out in the north shore. Best time of year to be there with the large waves.
The Dole Pineapple Plantation
Thanks to our friends Francis and Anuhea for getting us in the Bishop Museum. Really great place to visit to learn about the early life and culture of the islands.
Looking back at these photos, we thought about our next travels and what will come up next in our lives. Which brings us to 2012. We have a number of goals to start the year off, one of them is growth. What does growth entail? Well many things – business, knowledge, opportunity, love. We were so incredibly blessed with an awesome 2011 year and we are ready to take on this new year with gusto. So let’s raise our imaginary glasses and toast to bid adieu to 2011 and say ALLLLLOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHAAAAAA to an awesome 2012! Thank you everyone for being so awesome, taking the time to read our posts, look at our images, and for your support. With much love and aloha – Cameron and Tracy