I love the spontaneity of our days. We never know what little or big delight will cross our path during the day. Today we had a few delights and last the one of the day was HUGE.
The day began with a two mile beach walk at Cannon’s beach. It wasn’t the plan to walk that much, but we just kept going, until hunger pains set in and returned home to breakfast.
After our breakfast, we made the plan to hike the Moloaa Coastal Trail. While doing some research we learned that this is a disputed trail, but luckily it is still open to hike. One blogger called it the trail to nowhere. It does end at a fence line, but the views are dramatic and worth it to go “nowhere”. You have to walk to the left of the bay to access the trail. We lucked out today and had a monk seal sighting on the way to the trail head!
This was about a 1 mile walk from the car and to the end of the trail at the fence. Don’t worry, you know when you hit the end of the trail, signs inform you of it.
After our hike we jumped in the water for a quick cool off, we even tried to get the seal in our water selfie!
This is a lovely little area and one we need to spend more time at. We had planned another adventure after this, but once again hunger pains steered us in another direction, to lunch we went.
We decided to try out The Bistro in Kilauea. Before we went there, we did have to stop by the egg place at mile marker 18 to see if they had fresh eggs. We scored, they did! Once again I got to hang out the sold out sign.
On to The Bistro we went. They had two specials, fresh caught ahi, served over soba noodles with pineapple salsa in a coconut curry sauce and a chicken sandwich (not locally caught) that had a tomato goat cheese spread with lettuce and tomatoes served with fries. To be honest Street Burger has the better fries. We decided to try both dishes and have the pineapple cobbler for dessert. Everything was delicious and yes you might say a bit pricey, but we were ok with that.
After lunch we stopped at the soap store to pick up more surfer salve soap and a few other goodies to ship back. Once we arrived at the house, I took my regular afternoon siesta and then we had dinner. Yes tonight we had the ahi the neighbor caught, served on grains with long beans.
After dinner a rain shower was passing through, so we decided to get a head start on tonight’s dessert, the bananas wrapped in limpia pastry, this time I drizzled dark chocolate on it.
Sunset tonight was wet, hazy and full of weddings.. Three different weddings, one came complete with a singer and hula dancer. We had the good fortune to be treated to the couple’s first dance, the music provided by the Ukulele player singing Iz’s rendition of Over the Rainbow. Yes, I did tear up.
When we returned home, very wet, the hughest delight was waiting for us, jackfruit. A neighbor asked if we wanted one, we said sure, next time we will ask what size before saying yes…yikes, anyone have any recipe suggestions?
We truly had a day full of all different delights. Who knows what delights tomorrow will bring us.
I’ve been following your blog since I saw it a few weeks ago on trip adviser. My husband and I are frequent visitors to Kauai (Hanalei to be exact) and will be returning for a visit soon. Thanks for sharing you adventures as it is giving me some ideas for things we haven’t seen and trails we haven’t done. I had to write today because when I went food shopping there were three jackfruit in the produce section (we live in GA) and I was like what the hell is that! So I had to laugh when you mentioned it today! Enjoy the rest of your time. We will be on island Sept 1 after a few days on the south side (I am running my first 1/2 marathon and figured what a better place than Kauai) before we head up to Hanalei!
Thanks Paula for following along. Our jackfruit experience was a bust, the fruit was picked to early and what a gooey mess it makes! Congrats on running your first 1/2 marathon. I ran my one and only 5k here on Kauai six years ago. Rainy day up here today, first time in our 3 visits here, we have had a really rainy day. Hopefully sunset will be dry. Enjoy your time on the island and be sure to post a trip report!