Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Trips with Cpt. Bear- Hanalei Bay

After the Waterfall jumping in Kiluaea, Cpt. Yeager drove us north west to the ever impressive, 
Hanalei Bay. 

We passed through the main town lined with cute little restaurants, tourist gift shops & countless Hawaiian shaved ice stalls. The township is surrounded by mountains, Bird Of Paradise & Palm Trees as far as the eye can see, it's neat & quaint & we wanted to stay longer. 
Like true Hawaiian style it had just rained, the streets were wet, the air was humid & the breeze smelled of fresh Frangipani's. We quickly pulled over at the Big Save for some road sodas, then Rusty & I jumped in the back of the truck, Ben blasted local community radio on the stereo & we weaved through dense forest that canopied Kuhio Hwy to Hanalei Bay.

The most magical, spiritual & beautiful beach I have ever been to. There's something about the expansive landscape at your feet that takes your breath away, a place you must endure for yourself at any time of day or night.

Once again, in the distance there were massive (Jurassic Park style) mountains with many fresh water waterfalls & misty rain showering the skyline. Sailboats hovered on the horizon, people outrigger canoeing, SUP'ing & swimming in the warm, still ocean.

Plenty of trucks & cars lined the beach with tourists & locals in groups chillin' waiting for the sunset. Rusty, Ben & I sat on the sand, dug our toes in & popped some local Hawaiian beer.

I strolled up & down the beach taking photos, having a quite moment to myself, thinking about the incredible day we just experienced. How physically tired I was, yet felt high on adrenaline & most of all, super happy!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Trips with Cpt. Bear- Waterfall Jumping in Kaua'i

I have been on hiatus from blogging my trips & photo work for sometime now, but I am back!! I said to myself- you can't go on anymore trips without editing & sharing your past trips. So here we are, its 2018 & I'm pumped!

This post follows a previous post from when Rusty & I flew to Kauai' from HNL for 28 hours of pure fun & adventure, Hawaiian style. 

Our friend Benjamin picked us up from the Lihue airport in his beaten up red truck, took us out for Mahi Mahi fish tacos & Mai Tai's in Poipu, didn't sleep much that night, then at 5.30am he took us & his Dad, Don out on a Zodiac to cruise the Na Pali Coast with a whole bunch of mainlander chicks. 

We waved goodbye to those chicks as they dove off the boat & swam to their campsite along the 
Na Pali coastline, us four then hightailed it back to Port Allen, washed off the boat, parked the boat, dropped off Don, then cruised the North East side of Kaua'i, through Kapa'a before stopping at Ben's friend's backyard Waterfall in Kilauea. 

This Waterfall is known as Elvis' Waterfall as he jumps off it, plays ukulele & tunes girls in 
Blue Hawaii South Pacific movies.

I didn't jump off it, it was way to crazy for me & I was exhausted, so I waited in the jungle alongside the river in a mosquito nest & took photos. Ben being Hawaiian born grew up doing wild stuff like doing back flips into Waterfalls, Rusty was more cautious &; bombed it!