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Aloha from Kauai

Yesterday was a very long day and I did not sleep well before out flight yesterday. We arrived to wild trade winds and sporadic rain, but it was still balmy. Needless to say, I crashed early and got about 9 hours of sleep. Here is what Oahu looked like as we landed in Honolulu to get our connecting flight to Kauai.

Today was absolutely gorgeous – sunny and in the 70’s. The beautiful hibiscus, above, is right outside our door. There are also lots of fragrant Plumerias.

This is the seedpod of the Plumeria – almost as beautiful.

This is our cottage and the view from our little deck.

There are 5 cottages here, but only one other cottage is occupied so it is very private and really delightful having this beautiful spot almost to ourselves. The owner, who lives in Berkeley, was here for a few days. She brought us some wonderful small bananas from a tree nearby and also some lemons. The bananas are sort of lemony tasting. I had one with papaya and yogurt for breakfast.

We took a walk on the beach and I found some fun things to photograph.

Yes, that is a coconut.

One of the things I love about Hawaii is the variety of trees and other plants that can be seen.

I saw several of these perky Brazilian Cardinals today.

But, I think the official bird of the island is the chicken. They are everywhere!!

I am feeling so relaxed. I spent a little time in the sun, with lots of sunscreen, I have been reading Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett and loving it. I have done some stitching on the circle quilt. We had lunch out, but cooked a delicious fresh Ahi tuna for dinner tonight.

Tomorrow is Mr C’s official birthday so we are going to a nice restaurant called Postcards. It comes highly recommended by friends.

I am signing off to watch Project Runway. Mr C is snoring on the other sofa. LOL!

If you want to see more of my photos, they are on my Flickr site.

9 Responses to “Aloha from Kauai”

  1. terry grant says:

    Looks beautiful! In Ecuador they call those little bananas “oritas” which means something like “little golden”. They are so delicious–like concentrated banana flavor. Best thing about the tropics, IMO, is the wonderful fruit!

  2. Jamie Fingal says:

    My most favorite island. In Poipu, the Kiahuna Shopping Village has some great shops and restaurants. Take a walk through the Kiahuna Plantation across the street. They have beautiful lawns and an awesome beach. The Beach House Restaurant is wonderful too. Have a delightful time!

  3. Jan says:

    I am sincerely jealous. I love it over there but haven’t been in too long. I hiked to Kalalau the first time I was there. I’ll bet you could find some little philipino men who would be conducting cock fights if you went off the path. Have a wonderful time!

  4. Connie Rose says:

    Aloha Gerrie! Have a wonderful time on Kauai!

  5. Judy says:

    I would love more info on those cottages!
    Have a great stay….and Hippo Birdy to Mr C!


  6. Jeannie says:

    Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the photos. It looks so warm and blue.

  7. Diane D. says:

    Wow, lucky you! When I was in Kauai (oh so long ago) I too was struck by the chickens. I thought I’d see lots of exotic birds, but the chickens certainly outnumbered them. Have a fabulous vacation!

  8. Karen U says:

    I was in Kauai a year ago and we arrived to blustery winds and cold driving rain. NOT a good way to start my vacation in “Paradise” when I left warmer/drier weather in northern Calif behind.

    While there, I went to 3 fabric/quilt shops on the island. How can an island so small accommodate so many? One was in Ka’Paa, one in Lihue, near the Hilo Hatties store and the other one was between the 2, but I can’t remember the name. I brought fabric back from all three. Have fun and if you don’t like the weather, wait a few minutes or drive to the other side of the island!

  9. Kristin L says:

    Your cottage looks great! Where is it? I may need more info if it’s near Kapaa. Those bananas are called “apple bananas” and if they’re not endemic to Hawai’i, they are at least indigenous. I love them since they are not as mooshy as regular bananas.