Day 29 – Rainy Day on the North Shore
Note: Just go to the end, skip reading and look at the beautiful sunset photos!
We felt the effects of Fernanda today on the North Shore. We woke to rain, some thunder and lightning. Manoa Falls which we can see from the house was raging down, at one point the water turned brown. It was a perfect morning to do some book purchasing for my school library. I knew I would have to do some work here and was putting it off. I had no more excuses not to do it with all this rain.
While I worked Mike made me a little bright drink, papaya with red dragon fruit juice on top.
However the falls became a distraction and I only did 3/4 quarters of a book order, oh well.
After the heaviest rains diminished we went out for a bit. First stop was the transfer station to drop off the recycling. Makes me appreciated my curbside recycling pick up at home. However as I was putting the can returns in the bin, the workers offered me a freshly picked hand of bananas, right off the trees! Such a small gesture made me so happy and with curbside pick up you don’t get free bananas.
We decided to chance going to Moloaa Bay, thinking we could get parking due to the gray skies. I needed to go to snap a few photos for a teacher friend, who always sings a “line up” song to her prek class to the tune of Gilligan’s Island theme. We could get parking with this weather!
After our brief walk, we headed back into Hanalei for lunch at the Dolphin. Yup, we had our usual of house salad and fish tacos. Works for us, fills us up and tastes yummy!
Our next stop was a little shop we like in Hanalei. Glad we decided to stop in because the parking provided us a lovely view of the waterfalls.
After driving past Waipa, we noticed how brown the water was in Hanalei Bay area. Going slow I was able to take a few pictures.
On our way home we stopped at SushiGirl to pick up dinner for tonight. Mike ordered the special and I choose the “Action” poke bowl.
We really needed a beach walk after sitting around the house and car this morning. So we dropped the goods off at the house and headed to Cannons to do a small beach walk. Of course it started to rain, but it didn’t matter to us.
After our brief jaunt, we spent the rest of the late afternoon catching up with the world and having dinner.
Sunset tonight after all this rain was spectacular. Truly worth all the rain today!