Kauai Trip 2008

Kauai 2008: Day 5

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Yesterday was our last full day in Kauai. Naturally, I had to have one more Mai Tai!
In a few hours, I’ll be on a plane back to SFO — I hope the flight is smoother than the one over. I’ve got a few last pictures after the link… hope you enjoyed all the photos!

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Kauai 2008: Reality Check

Here’s something I hope I don’t have to see again in my lifetime. We were walking down the beach, near Poipu Beach Park. A big memorial for some in the local canoe club was about to start, so we were watching that. We were just leaving when I heard screams coming from the beachfront. I walked over (along with many other people) and saw lifeguards dragging an old man out of the water. Apparently he had been floating for a while, and he washed up on shore. We watched as the lifeguards and later the paramedics tried to revive him… I don’t think they succeeded, but I’m not 100% sure, as they took him into the ambulance eventually. It seemed like he was out swimming by himself… who knows where his family was (he had a wedding band on) — they’re in for a horrible shock when they find out what happened.
I’m not sure why I stayed and watched the whole thing… maybe I was hoping that he’d start breathing and be okay. Unfortunately, I don’t think that ever happened.
Update: Apparently the man survived, at least as of press time of the local paper. What a relief! He was from the Bay Area, too — Santa Rosa to be exact.
Update 2: Apparently the man died in the hospital… that’s too bad.

Kauai 2008: Day 4

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Yesterday we did two things: visit Waimea Canyon, and snorkel near the Beach House restaurant in Poipu. The highlight of the evening was dinner at Roy’s, which is always excellent. The lowlight of the evening was my left ear — it’s totally plugged up!!
Pics after the link!

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Kauai 2008: Day 3

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Yesterday’s activity was a catamaran ride to the Napali coast. Unfortunately, the seas were too rough to go all the way over there, so we turned around midway through the trip. The ride was exhilarating — I was on the front of the boat and it was an E-ticket experience for sure. I was SOAKING wet most of the time.
Check out some great pics after the link!

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Kauai 2008: Day 2

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Here’s the report from my second day in Kauai. Why the chickens? Because this island is crawling with them. Which is kind of annoying when you want to sleep late — they don’t keep the same hours as I do.

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