Before getting carried away, I must provide a brief disclaimer: there are no pictures of sharks in this post! It’s a long story; we’ll get into it below…
Our first adventures on the Big Island would be SCUBA diving. Kelly convinced my that the read more
After our descent into Darkness along the Wailua River, Kelly and I packed up our camp at Anini Beach and headed clockwise around the island toward Polihale State Park. Polihale offers some of the more remote camping on the island, as it is not particularly accessible. To get there, Kelly had to read more
“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
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.