Trip of a Lifetime: Day 9 – The Napali Coast

Since Bae was severely afflicted by the sunburn, going on a catamaran is probably not the best idea, so he had to sit this morning out

I met up with my siblings and partners and we set off in the morning to overcast skies and relatively calm seas. 

 

Rainbow before we set off! Good luck!

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If you do one thing in Kauai, make sure you see the Napali coast.  You really feel transported to prehistoric times.

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The boat we went on had provide a continental breakfast and drinks (not alcohol) and we had a fun and very knowledgeable captain who made sure we were having fun and learning about the historic geology of Kauai.  The Jurassic park music was a nice touch.

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We stopped a few times for a dip and some sea life watching and also got to enjoy seeing a LOT of dolphins swim alongside the boat (seriously at one point there were about 8 dolphins just jumping and swimming next to the boat, – awesome!)

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Chilling on the deck!

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The captain provided a very descriptive and interesting history about the Napali coast

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Every angle you looked, the view of the coast was amazing!

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Time for a swim!  The boat provided lifejackets and snorkels – though everyone and their GoPros were out in full force!

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The cragged coastline was a beautiful sight to see!  the camera here doesn’t capture the variety of colours we saw – the result of thousands of years of erosion and sedimentary rock layering.

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A cool little coastal waterfall

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Look familiar? They filmed Jurassic Park in Kauai!

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Even when it was cloudy, the way the clouds surround and envelope the Napali cliffs were otherworldly!

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The weather started turning just as we got back!

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My sister and I enjoying the ride back!

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Tune in tomorrow!

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