Friday, April 3, 2020

Exploring the North Shore of Kauai

One of the coolest things to do in Kauai is to hike the Kalalau trail, which starts at Ke'e Beach at the end of the road. There's a nice boardwalk from the parking lot to the trailhead -

But then it gets a "little" rough... The trail goes on for 11 miles along the Napali coast, but we went less than a mile.

Our goal was to get a view of the coast. The landscape is just amazing.

Looking back at Ke'e Beach.

We turned around once we got a view of the coast, and the trail starts to go back down again.

Back at Ke'e Beach.

Hi there! Even the roosters like the beach!

On our way back home, we stopped at the Kilauea Lighthouse and the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.

Every other time I've been to Kauai, it has been closed, so I was really excited to see it. The lighthouse was nice, but not open.

But the big deal was the Wildlife Refuge! I saw my first ever Nene Geese! Wow!!!

And over on the hillside, these are all nesting birds!

I saw all of these, but only got a picture of some.

A really bad picture of a Red-Footed Booby, but still exciting to see. I had seen Blue-Footed Boobies and Nasca Boobies in the Galapagos, but no Red-Footed. Wow!

But I got lots of pictures of Red-tailed Tropicbirds. They seemed to be the most common.


  1. Well now I want to go to the wildlife refuge. How did I miss that?

    1. It was closed the day you and I were there.


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