Kevin has been wanting his dad to come to Kauai with them to hike this rugged-in-places four miles in and four miles out trail to Hanakapi'ia Falls. The first twelve minutes got them to this viewpoint.
|Looking through the tropical rain forest to the beach below|
|This is the stream that comes from the waterfall that is their goal|
|Giant bamboo along the trail|
|The round black seeds up closer|
|Here is the waterfall they were heading for.|
|A Cattle Egret by the stream. Introduced to Hawaii, they are now plentiful.|
|Once they arrived at Hanakapi'ai Falls, Kevin and Johnny traded photo taking with another couple of tourists|
|Kevin, swimming in the pool below the falls|
|Back at the beach on their way home|
|Kevin climbing the black cliffs at that beach|
That evening, as they did most every evening, they all hiked down to "their" beach to watch sunset over the ocean. (Kevin clarified my confusion over which beaches they hiked up and down to: The walk down from the condo to the beach is just downhill. We only hike back up to the top, then back down again, to go to "Hideaways" beach.)
Below are Jessica, Ian and Kevin, plus others, all photographing the beautiful sunset over Bali Hai. The end of another spectacular day in paradise.