Day 7 – From Burnt Toast to Burnt Toes
The morning started with burnt toast. It really wasn’t my fault, it was the rainbow’s fault, it distracted me.
We took it as a sign to go for a beach walk, before continuing breakfast. Hopping in the car, we drove a short way up to Cannons Beach, just past Haena Beach Park. The hidden flora entrance has been relocated from six years ago, but we found it. We followed the tunneled path to one of my favorite walking spots.
The views here always take my breath away. Makai sky was filled with gray clouds and the mauka sky was brilliant blues, a contrast in colors.
As usual with a Kauai sky it rapidly changes.
Returning to the house I attempted breakfast making again. This time I was successful, not burning anything. We enjoyed sautéed swiss chard (from yesterday’s farmer’s market) and fried eggs with a side of unburnt toast smeared in mango jelly.
Breakfast time included making more grocery lists and we headed out to pick up a few more supplies. We did get stuck sitting in traffic, waiting for one lane bridges to be safe to pass. We didn’t care when the views are beautiful.
We stopped for lunch today at Hanalei Dolphin. There was room at the bar for us. We split fish tacos and a house salad. Perfect light lunch to share.
We decided to spend some of our afternoon on the beach. I debated between wearing flip flops or my water shoes. I should have gone with the water shoes. On our last trip here, after we hiked part of the Kalalau trail, we took off our shoes, walked across the sand to get in the water at Kee Beach. At 2 p.m. in the afternoon the sand was so hot, I burned the bottom of both feet, they peeled like crazy. Today, I went with flip flops, mistake for my sensitive toes. I burned each of my big toes in the sand. The healing thing to do was to get them in the water and float for a bit.
Following the float we walked back to the house and prepped dinner and dessert.
I even had time to squeeze in a little nap before dinner. Dinner was simple fresh local greens with local veggies, even peppers grown by the neighbor thrown in, topped with Mike’s marninated Kauai Shrimp. Dessert turned out to be very good, next time I’m going to fill the sheets with sliced bananas.
We had a bit of time before sunset viewing, so I decided to go on an orchid hunt in the yard. I was blown away by our friend’s gift for gardening.
Sunset viewing hour was upon us and off we ambled to Tunnels Beach. Clouds hid the sun hitting the ocean, but having fisherman in the water provided us with another type of wonderful viewing.
Today I burned the toast, I burned the bottom layer of my toes, but hey at least I didn’t fry myself sitting in the sun!