Even though it started out with a late flight, a missed connection and lost luggage my trip to Hawaii was a good one. I didn't need clean clothes or a hairbrush to appreciate the beauty of the place I was staying.
The view of this pool in one direction and the ocean in the other direction helped ease my concern about when my luggage might show up, which it did at about 10:30 the next night. A little shopping for clothes and toiletries got me through.
The wedding was a beautiful traditional Hawaiian ceremony. It began with the blowing of a conch shell to signal the beginning of the wedding.
The woman who performed the ceremony was a perfect fit for the role she played and she created a very beautiful and moving ceremony.
(And it wasn't too long)
The wedding ended with a gorgeous Hawaiian sunset in one direction,
and a rainbow in the other direction.
One of the outings I really enjoyed was to a coffee plantation.
The beautiful plantation setting and all the coffee you wanted to drink made it a place I didn't want to leave.
On a relaxing sounding sunset dinner cruise I managed to get this one picture before I started getting seasick. The water was apparently rougher than normal and the cruise turned out to be very rough for me, all 4 hours of it. I have been on lots of boats, big and small, and the only other time I have ever gotten seasick was a long time ago, also in Hawaii. I was nice enough to break the ice by being the first person on the boat to start throwing up off the back of the boat, but I was far from the only one. Lesson learned.....no more boats in Hawaii.
Any visit to Kauai requires pictures of the chickens that run wild all over the island.
They are fun to see, but not always so fun to hear. The roosters start crowing before sunrise and keep it up throughout the day.
Despite the vagaries of travel it was a good trip. It has taken me a little longer to recover from the overnight flight home than I would like, but as long as I keep my feet on solid ground for a while I will be fine.
Have you ever been seasick?