Ke’e beach and Kauai exploration

We woke up bright and early (still on Utah time) on our second day and conveniently caught the sunrise. After a quick breakfast of chocolate-banana croissants and local coffee from Haole Girl Island Sweets, we decided to explore the island a bit. Kauai has one main road and if you go the the very end of it on the Napali coast, you are rewarded with a wonderful beach called Ke’e beach. This is also where the trailhead is to hike the Napali coast (we will do that later in the week). After some great snorkeling, swimming, and relaxing, we took a leisurely drive back with a pit stop at Sushi Girl Kauai for the ono poke (so far, the majority of our meals have contained some form of raw fish…). We finished the night with ahi wraps from the Kilauea Fish Market and Mai Tais at the Trees Lounge. So far, the food, drinks, and sights have been amazing.

Chocolate-banana croissant from Haole Girl Island Sweets. Yeah, it was amazing.

Chocolate-banana croissant from Haole Girl Island Sweets. Yeah, it was amazing.

We had to try the local kombucha. It was everything we'd hoped for and more.

We had to try the local kombucha. It was everything we’d hoped for and more.

A bird that was watching the sunrise with us

A bird that was watching the sunrise with us

Wild chickens roam freely due to the 1992 hurricane. This one posed for a photo op.

Wild chickens roam freely due to the 1992 hurricane. This one posed for a photo op.

A scenic outlook on the way to Ke'e beach

A scenic outlook on the way to Ke’e beach

Ke'e beach snorkeling

Ke’e beach snorkeling

A school of fish at Ke'e beach

A school of fish at Ke’e beach

"Most beautiful view ever" - Megan

“Most beautiful view ever” – Megan

Doug and Megan on Ke'e beach

Doug and Megan on Ke’e beach

Ke'e beach

Ke’e beach

Doug GoPro-ing while snorkeling

Doug GoPro-ing while snorkeling

The view to the Southwest from Ke'e beach

The view to the Southwest from Ke’e beach

Doug doing a handstand, because when life gives you L4-L5 microdiscectomies, you probably shouldn't do backflips anymore

Doug doing a handstand, because when life gives you L4-L5 microdiscectomies, you probably shouldn’t do backflips anymore

Our rental for the week came in handy just the second day out

Our rental for the week came in handy just the second day out

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