Tuesday, April 26, 2011

kauai - day 3

had reservations on monday morning for a kayak/hike excursion with kayak wailua, so we met up at 9:45am for our orientation and headed out shortly after. our group consisted of a honeymooning couple from denver, an indian family of four and another family of three. after unloading at wailua marina, heidi & i jumped in a two-person tandem kayak and headed upstream for two miles. weather was ideal - a little cloud cover on an 81 degree day - so it was good to get out there and flex the rowing muscles.

we hitched our kayaks near an old hawaiian village and continued our expedition on foot thru the tropical forest. while crossing a one-foot high stream, heidi nearly fully submerged, which kept our entire group in good humor the rest of the day.

after about a mile, we arrive at secret falls (uluwehi waterfalls), where we broke for lunch before heading back to our kayaks.

after we returned to our cars, we headed straight to hawaiian blizzard for our first shave ice of the trip. heidi had the lychee/coconut/pineapple concoction with snowcap and i opted for the li hing mui (plum)/passionfruit. so good.

for dinner, we did takeout at mermaid's cafe for their unmatched ahi nori wrap - seared ahi in a spinach wrap w/rice, cucumber, nori, wasabi cream sauce, pickled ginger & soy sauce - and took that back to our place to enjoy with a few local beers...

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