Day 18 By Land and By Sea
After breakfast we hit Tunnels Beach for a little sun time. Very quiet on the beach in the morning.
After that we made a quick lunch and hit the road. We were meeting friends down at Port Allen. I was going on the Blue Dolphin Napali Boat Ride with my friend Paul and his two kids, while Mike hiked the Awaawapuhi Trail. Paul’s wife being 7 mths pregnant couldn’t go on the tour, so she enjoyed some much deserved “me” time.
I was really happy to be on a boat, cruising along.
The scenery was beautiful.
We anchored right by the “red eye”, an old lava tube.
People jumped off the boat and snorkeled.
after the snorkel, we continued on our way down the coast.
We had the company of dolphins for a bit.
After a light dinner was served we headed back to port. The sun was setting and the light on the landscape was serene.
The captain stopped the boat so we could watch the sunset.
So while my adventure was going on, Mike was having his own. He hiked the Awaawaphui Trail in Kokee State Park. He completed 6.2 miles in 2 hours 17 minutes. Yup he powered hiked it and it was not a difficult nor technical trail.
After Mike completed the hike, he drove up to the lookout at the end of the road and walked down some of the Pihea Trail and spotted our boat again.
He then drove Waimea Canyon Drive down. Stopping along the way to snap a few pictures.
When Mike reached Port Allen he went out on the dock and enjoyed the sunset as I was enjoying it from the boat.
It was a fun-filled afternoon for both of us. Tomorrow’s adventure for us begins early with 7 a.m. stand up paddle board lessons on the Hanalei River and Bay. Can’t wait.