One of the greatest hike’s in Hawai’i, if not in the world is the Kalalau Trail along the Napali Coast on Kauai’s north shore. Me and Karoline opted for the first 2 miles of it, to Hanakapi’ai Beach, and then continued up to the beautiful Hanakapi’ai Falls. In retrospect an 8 mile hike under a scorching sun is not the best idea we’ve ever had, but the trip itself was beautiful beyond comparison. Inspired by the sheer sporty-ness of it all I did gymnastics tricks all through the trip (and only felt sort of goofy and stupid for doing so), and am happy to inform you that I still maintain some of the flexibility from my dancing career. I almost fell over two seconds after that picture was taken though – hence the bent knee – so we can conclude with the fact that my balance has disappeared for the moment.
Finished the hike with a dip in the ocean at Ke’e Beach, had a well-deserved dinner in Hanalei before we returned to Ke’e to watch the sunset. Kauai is so peaceful, I can’t think of any place I’d rather want to live right now. If you get the chance to visit the Hawaiian islands in your life, I have to recommend Kaua’i. It is my favorite by far (and I do love Oahu).