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.

Farmers’ Market and Poipu Beach

In the morning we went to the Kauai Community College for the Farmers’ Market. We bought so many local produces like bags, noni “paper” and, of course, some more Moloa Bay Coffee. We also had a chance to talk with Daphne and John again and they gave us some Biwacha (Japanese yellow plum tea) and coffee.

2 weeks old wild goat

When we had finished shopping at the market we went to Poipu Beach for some relaxing in the sun and swimming in the sea. It was GREAT!

In the evening we had anchovy cream sauce pasta at home.


We were quite tired after the boat trip yesterday so we took it easy at Poipu beach the whole day. We did not even take any pictures.

In the evening we had regained a bit of our energy. At least enough to take a picture of the sunset.

Poipu Beach & Tea House

Today we had a plan to go north, maybe to Secret Beach. But we got up late and then we got stuck talking to the owners of Poipu Plantation and we ended up going to Poipu beach instead.


We spent the day there doing not much until about 2:30 pm when we got drenched. The tide had started to rise and suddenly a big wave reach all the way and beyond where we were sitting. Towels, bags, everything got drenched.


We refused to move so every once in a while we got drenched. But now only our butts, which was kind of nice as it was quite hot.

In the evening we had a quick shower at home before we went to Hanamaulu Restaurant Tea House. They served Japanese food which was quite OK.