We started off the day heading out to hike the second half of the Maha'ulepu Trail from Gillin's Beach. The road had more potholes than the Polihale road! I think the 2nd half of the trail is even nicer than the first half which we hiked the other day. There were only a few people on the trail so at times we had the place all to ourselves. We saw a lifeguard rescue seado come by.
After the hike we headed to the Poipu shopping village for a long awaited Puka dog and lemonade followed by a little pearl shopping by DW. From there we headed into Lihue where Macy’s and a host of other stores beckoned to DW. I dropped her off and headed up to shoot Wailua Falls. The trail down was pretty wet and slippery but I made it down. I spent a couple of hours shooting the falls and was so hot I just had to take a little dip in the pool.
I met a couple down there from Idaho who were enthralled with the falls and really wanted their photo taken so we setup an impromptu photo shoot. The sun obliged by sending down some rays to illuminate the couple at just the right moment and I managed to get a couple of decent shots.
As I was getting ready to leave a Hawaiian guy showed up with a throw net to do some fishing. I had visions of a super cool shot of a native Hawaiian throwing the net against the backdrop of the double water falls. I was downstream in the perfect spot all dialed in and waiting for him to throw the net….and waiting…..and waiting…..and waiting. Just my luck he was the most patient fisherman in the world. I finally had to leave and he still hadn’t thrown the net. My hopes of the perfect shot were dashed against the hard rocks of reality. On my way back up I found the dryer easier trail.
Picking up DW we headed down to Nawiliwili Harbor, an area we had not visited on our previous trip. It was nice down there walking along listening to the live music at Dukes. With tired feet and hungry stomachs we headed back to Poipu for dinner and a drink. One last day in Poipu tomorrow and then it’s on to the North Shore.
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