Wednesday's beaches & sites
This is the Hyatt hotel & resort at Poipu. I went through the hotel to access the beach they're associated with. Since beaches are public property, they can't rope it off like a private beach.
The back of the Hyatt as seen from...
this beach.Other sites from Wednesday:
Me amidst the plumeria at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens
The ever-present roosters that have NO biological clock! They crow literally at any time, day or night.
Kekeha Beach - if you look closely, you'll see Ni'ihau in the background (otherwise known as The Forbidden Island).
Russian Fort Elizabeth
Polihale Beach - This was by far my favorite beach. By about 3p, it was starting to get crowded. It was me, my cousin and about 6 others. This beach is so remote that more than 2 people is a crowd.
My 2 cousins, aunt & uncle drove up to the north shore where Hanalei Bay is located. That's the bay that was used as Bali Hai when South Pacific was filmed.
My cousins and I went to the south shore and spent the day Baby Beach. It's a protected beach (like a small bay) that's popular with families. This picture is outside the protected area.
Monday & Tuesday - no beach
Ok Charlotte, it rained these 2 days. But it was only 2 days and we got a rainbow out of it.
I left for Houston this day, but I had about a 6 hour layover in Honolulu, so after checking in my bags, I headed to Waikiki. By the way, this was my least favorite beach. I'll take any of the beaches on Kawai'i over Waikiki. I think it's overrated - as far as Hawaiian beaches go (which still isn't bad).
The last picture I'll leave you with is not a beach, but a picture taken from inside the Honolulu International Airport. (Really)