Thursday, April 2, 2015

2nd Day - Kauai

The morning of day two started beautifully.
 We decided to head south towards Waimea Canyon.
Along the way home we took some detours and saw some other amazing places.

This is the island of Niihau.
It is the forbidden island. 
The Robinson family owns the island and you have to be "invited" to visit...or be a volunteer with a set amount of hours to work (months).
A while ago, this island was used for practice bombs by the military. They are still trying to rehab it from the effects of the bombings. You still have to be careful where you step in some areas.
There are about 130 Hawaiian people that still live on this island. No running water, no telephones, no pluming, no stores, no paved roads and horses are the common transportation.  

I was crossing my fingers that I would be able to catch a glimpse of the Hawaii state bird.
The Nene is the worlds rarest goose.
At one time there was approximately only 30 left.
I'm not sure how many now.
I personally only no one person that has seen a Nene. (I don't know that many people that have lived in Hawaii for longer then 4 years though).
 Being the oldest of the main islands...and the garden island with lots of wonderful places to live and lots of food I thought for sure we would see at least one.
 We hung out at this park for a little and waited while we ate lunch.
No such luck.  :(

I was going to skip this beach because the Yelp reviews were not great. 
But I am glad we didn't!
Glass beach is beautiful.
Instead of sand there is sea glass. 
 Its amazing what the ocean does to glass that is garbage.

Once back at the condo, we ate dinner and then decided to take a bike ride. 
 We didn't stop to take to many pictures along the way. We just enjoyed the ride.

Another great day.


  1. Looks like yall had so much fun, Kauai was def. one of my favorite trips we took while in HI.

  2. 1st off that sunrise! Now the beach... could you walk on it barefoot being glass or was that avoided?

    1. Yes. the glass is really smooth from the salt water. It feels different then just regular sand but it doesn't hurt.