Author Archives: Brian Sweeney

About Brian Sweeney

Computer programmer, blogger and home-brew software developer with a penchant for back-country adventures, old metal, black coffee and micro-brew.


“…As if the boat were being sucked upriver and the water was flowing back into the jungle…”

“I’m not supposed to know where I’m taking this boat, so I don’t! But one look at you, and I know it’s gonna be hot!”

Our next mission would take us up the Wailua River by kayak.  We rented the boats at Wailua Kayak and Canoe, immediately adjacent to the river.  We reserved two kayaks for the morning.   I casually inquired as to the repercussions of not arriving back with the kayaks promptly at noon.  The guys read more


The Beach

For our third outing we had planned to travel inland to scope out some of the more obscure hiking on the island.  According to our guide book, the access road, a 4WD road, was usually accessible via the average highway car, as long as the weather was cooperative.  We followed the winding mountain road into the jungle toward the center of the island until we encountered a rutted Jeep trail which looked like it would probably have swallowed my Xterra whole.  The Dodge Avenger was not up to the challenge.

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