17 January 2006

Honeymoon

We're back from our honeymoon! We spent a week on the island of Kauai. The weather was beautiful, about 80F for a high every day with a nice breeze to make it feel real comfortable. We took in all of the sights with all of the standard excursions: Boat ride to Na Pali coast, where we saw humpback whales, spinner dolphins, and green sea turtles. A great Luau with front row seats. A presentation of the musical "South Pacific". I even got to do a little kayaking. Yvette doesn't paddle, and really wanted to have a spa day, so we went our separate ways for a couple of hours. I took a guided tour up the Wailua river 2 miles and then a hike into the jungle another mile to "Secret Falls" where the group ate lunch and swam under the falls. Our guide provided a detailed explanation of the flora and fauna, including both native species and those pesky non-native species brought there by man. We also spent plenty of time at the beach and around the hotel pool trying to darken up our pasty-white office tans. We used plenty of SPF 30, so as not to burn, but then didn't get very tan either. Oh well, I guess you're not really supposed to get a tan on your honeymoon anyway, right? ;-}

3 comments:

bonnie said...

welacome back!

oh, dear, I wanna quit being a finance analyst and go be a kayak guide on the Wailua river...

Richard said...

I'm sure with your knowledge of kayaking and Hawaii, you would make a very fine kayak guide. I was very interested leaning about the island jungle ecosystem, all of the plants and animals are completely different to the Michigan woods that I have grown up with.

FH2O said...

That was a nice honeymoon ... a belated welcome back!