We were headed towards Waimea Canyon on our third day, but we heard on the radio that there was no visibility due to cloud cover. It was beautiful on the north shore so we decided to stay and give Hanalei a proper visit.
We set up the tripod and captured this one with my dad's pentax:
We decided to hike two miles in (four miles round trip) on the Kalalau Trail.
Same shot taken with the pentax:
The trail was steep and rocky in some places and muddy in others. And the sun bore down strong. We hiked down to the beach and cooled our feet in the water. We lunched on peanut butter sandwiches, almonds and bananas. There were wild kitties scavenging for scraps. The waves were pretty gnarly, but there were still some die hard surfers who hiked their boards in. We hiked back out and cooled off in the protected lagoon at the start of the trail. Then we went back to our guesthouse for cheerios and a beer before a round of mini golf at the botanical garden on our last night on Kauai.