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Moloa Bay

Checking the weather forecast in the morning we found that Moloa Bay was going to have sun with some clouds the whole day. So we went there, and it turned out the forecast was wrong. We had a wonderfully blue sky the whole day.

Being on Vacation is not a Vacation

Want to make sure that anyone reading this blog knows that being on vacation is not a vacation. It’s dangerous, and we risk our life every day 😉

Running

Every other day I have taken a run in the morning before Chie wake up. I run along a beautiful coastline, crossing a 300 meters sand beach, run along the edges of cliffs, jumping over roots and end up at a sacred ground where I turn around and do it all in reverse. The sand beach is worse going back, just in case you wondered :) but overall it is a wonderful start of the day.

Salty Chips at the Salt Pond

Weather forecast was saying rain in most part of the island and if that is the case then you go west. So we did. All the way to the Salt Pond. We spent the day there in mostly sunny weather, that was broken every 30 minutes by a 1 minute light shower. Just enough to keep us cool.

By 3 pm it looked like more than a light 1 minute shower was coming our way. So we went to Lihue for some chocolate shopping. It was raining. And quite heavy so when we were on our way back home. And sunny when we got back home. Resulting in a colorful rainbow, which was so short lived I almost did not have to capture it :)

2 Lazy Monk Seals

And I’m not talking about Chie and me :)

Actually we saw 3 different Monk Seals at the Poipu beach today. When we were on our way to Kiahuna beach in the morning we saw something was going on at Poipu beach so we stopped there. Lucky for us. A young Monk seal was playing in the water a few meters from the beach. In the evening we found out that it most likely from the Nihau island because it could not be recognized (no ID tag and no marks).

Once we had satisfied our Monk seal interest we continued to Kiahuna beach where we spent the rest of the day, playing in the waves, eating, reading and relaxing.

On our way back home we stopped at Poipu beach again to check the Monk seal. It turned out the 1 seal had turned into 2… Different ones. They had stranded on a strip of beach together and was doing what Chie and I had done most of the day, resting.

3 x Moloa Bay

Today we ended a three day streak of going to a Moloa Bay, or maybe tomorrow (depending of how you see it). Anyhow, weekends are usually busy for the beaches in the south so we spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Moloa Bay in the North-East. Wonderful days. Beautiful weather.


Aloha from Kauai

Arrived in Honolulu yesterday and spent the day there shopping, and dinner at our usual place Takonoki. 

Today we arrived in Kauai and directly went to Poiou beach to find the Andersson family. We didn’t… At first. After a second try we found them. Just about to leave. We talked and played with the kids for about 30 minutes. I seemed to have turned into something to climb during the flight to Kauai because the two kids (Kai and Kai) was climbing me the whole time. Both at the same time. Phew.

After about 30 minuts they had to leave to catch their flight. Chie and I went to Kiahuna beach where we enjoyed the afternoon in a quiet and relaxing way.