After our long journey to reach Kauai, we spent our first day relaxing. Tawn was a little under the weather, so extra napping was called for. We were renting a 2-bedroom condo with my parents in the Poipu Beach area on the south side of the island, and all of my cousins and aunts and uncles were in houses nearby, although at this point we didn’t all know where exactly everyone else was staying.
The beach was literally just around the corner from our condo, maybe a two-minute walk. The nearest area was very rocky but a sandy area (Brennecke Beach) was another minute or two away.
The weather was extremely pleasant with a nice breeze, so I went walking down by the water, first with Tawn and then later with my mother.
A beautiful tree we saw. I stopped by a nursery later in the trip to find out what type of tree it is. It is called a “monkey pod”. Looks like something out of The Lion King.
The sun starts to fall towards the horizon. We saw some beautiful sunsets while on the island. Interestingly, Kauai is twice the size of Singapore, but has about 80,000 residents compared to 5 million on Singapore.
One thing we saw plenty of on the island were these wild chickens. Without any snakes, mongoose, or other natural predators, their population is pretty out of control.
In the next entry, I’ll share a bit about the food we had.