Day 33 – What to do on a Rainy Day?
Try to outrun the rain? Or just drive around? Or go play outside between showers? We did all of those things and a few more!
We had a few rain showers overnight, but no gushing downpours. We woke to a bit of cloudy skies, but after reading Glen’s detailed forecast we knew showers would be more numerous today due to the remnants of a tropical storm.
We had to have a beach walk to start our day, so we just went “around the block”, a brief road walk to the beach and then back to the road. Lucky for us we did this loop, we had monk seal encounter #5 of this vacation and a rainbow!
After the walk it was breakfast time and then the jackfruit adventure awaited Mike.
Well, the jackfruit adventure was a bit of a bust and disappointing. Mike watched youtube videos on how to cut the fruit and what it should look like, so he was prepared. However the jackfruit was picked to early and wasn’t ripe. The pods were rock hard and didn’t have that juicy fruit taste.
After a clean up of the area and Mike from the gluey substance that jackfruits give off, we headed to do the other side of Waiakalua Beach. On Day 26, we went to the left side of the beach, today we attempted the right side. The adventure here didn’t get very far, the rocks we had to go over were more and further than we expected to get to the secluded beach. Plus it started to rain, which was making the rocks very slippery.
After that we packed in the adventures for the day, went to the Dolphin for lunch and had a salad and a fin burger, cajun style.
We arrived home to patches of blue sky, mixed with gray. When we had a fairly large swath of blue, our neighbor invited us to look at another neighbor’s gardens and her stunning orchids. I feel like this trip, orchids are all the rage!
We had a late lunch, so we just had some chips and salsa for dinner before sunset viewing. We were treated to rainbow before the sun sunk.
In our three trips to Kauai, we never had a truly full day of rain, today was the rainiest we’ve encountered, but we survived, dodging the rain and at times embracing it. You have to make the most of the days, rain or shine!