Friday, August 03, 2007

Kayaking the Wailua River

On Prashant and Kalpana's last day on the island, we spent the afternoon kayaking the Wailua river. Conor and I put our expert kayaking skills into play once again. Surprisingly, we seemed to have miraculously gotten much better at the two-man kayak since our last attempt in Hanalei. On the Wailua, you kayak 2.5 miles, at which point you beach your kayak and head out on foot. There is a short, mile long trail through the woods. You have to wade through the river to get to the trail, which takes you to a large waterfall accessible only by kayak. We frolicked there for a bit before heading back.

All in all, this was a fun and scenic kayak trip. It gave us hope for our upcoming 17 mile ocean kayak along the Na Pali coast. The only downside to the day is that Mr. N blew out a Croc while we were carrying our kayak out of the river and up the ramp. He's still upset about that one.

Civic Power:

Mr. N anxious to start the trail:
A shore wade across the river gets you to the trailhead:

It's deeper when you're short. "Knee-high" is relative:
A scenic waterfall along the hike:

The boys are ready to frolic:
A little perspective. Aren't they cute?

1 comment:

Emma said...

Conor...I hate to tell you but you will probably be required to wear a shrit and button it up when you return back to the mainland. The gun show is almost over.