No, I’m not writing from Hawaii. I really wish I was though! We just got back from an extended weekend trip to Kauai on Monday night. I’ve finally uploaded my pics and Garmin data so it’s time to tell about the adventures.
We arrived in Poipu on Thursday afternoon, with plenty of time to lounge pool side and enjoy the waterslide! Friday I took advantage of the delightful 25 meter lap pool at the spa that no one but me seemed to use. Score! Later we did a little yoga class while it rained, it was the coolest studio, hard wood floors, open doors/window under a thatched roof. We were warm and dry, but could hear the rain falling just outside, very relaxing.
Saturday was our big adventure. We departed “early” for a hike/run along the Napali coast on the North side of the island. We’d planned on leaving by 7, but by the time we got breakfast and were ready to roll it was closer to 730. We forgot our little black and white xerox copy trail map in the hotel room, by the time we remembered we were half way across the hotel (it’s a really big hotel) and almost out the door. So we stopped at the concierge to ask for another copy. Instead we got attitude. The lady smirked at us as we were “getting a late start” because it’s “at least an 8 hour hike”. So then I tried to calm her time worries and explain that we planned to run some of it. Well that just made things worse. “You can’t run it!” was her response. I’m not going to try and explain to her what terrain can and can’t be run. So instead I said, I’ve done it before, which I have, four years ago in June, in the sun. Regardless, we were on our way, me a little peeved at the woman’s useless feedback on our excursion.
So it was raining as we left. Me in my racerback running top, ya know, so I can get a tan. It was still raining when we pulled up to the town of Hanalei, on the North side of the island. It was a warm 68 degrees and wet. So I bought a sweet $8 poncho at an Ace Hardware. Before the hike, I decided to tie the sides together because it draped around me like a dress for a size 14 woman.