DAY 18 – Destination Kauai, April 2013

DAY 18

DAY 18 – the day started off perfectly. More cloudy today and raining but we went for a 2 hour bike along the beach front which was definitely the most scenic ride I’ve been on. Shave Ice at the local store then off to view the beautiful Opaeka’a Falls, had a picnic lunch – with the chickens, roosters and chicks! Kids climbed a tree, then we went off to explore an area which is not a very touristy track! Ian thought he was driving a 4 wheel drive I think ‘cos we went over a bridge river tossing and down into a rocky forest!
We got out to explore then disaster struck – I fell over hard on the rocks and threw my good Canon camera away and totally broke the lense……arrrrrgh! That put an end to that adventure. Back up across the bridge, it was raining, thankfully we got over it safe, then off to Walmart to replace the lense – no joy – but I did buy an ankle strap and an ice pak for 1 tenth of the price I would pay in Australia.
Eventually we found a lense that will do for now – pre-loved at a camera store. Do you think clumsiness in another country is covered on Travel Insurance?
On the way home we visited another beautiful wonder of nature – Wailua Falls – so beautiful, reminded me of the waterfalls used in romance scene in ‘Cocktail’ with Tom Cruise……ahhhhhhh would have loved to have jumped in but too difficult to trek down there….
Now home safely feeling sorry for myself with my sunburnt (from surfing & bike riding), chafed (from surfing) legs and bruised ankle…..BooHoo….
2 more glorious days in beautiful Kauai then we are off to explore The Big Island amongst the real live volcanoes!
Kids are happy but exhausted………

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