Today we woke up at 6.15am. I had bought a lot of fresh veg fruit cheese and stuff to make a packed lunch but put it in the outside fridge at the hostel. I went to go make breakfast to find my shopping bag was gone? Missing… STOLEN. I asked someone who worked there who said maybe someone threw it away if I hadn’t written my name/date on it which I had. I was FURIOUS as I was on budget and food in Hawaii was so expensive I had advocados cheese and lots of yummy stuff *cries*. We decided to detour so I could buy some snacks as we would be walking the entire day in the mountains which cost us time as we wanted to get to the trails before they got muddy.
Andrea drove an hour to the Kalalau trail to start our DIY hike to Hanakapiai beach and falls and here it began…. my first ever hike. It was 8 miles long in total but took us nearly all day as we stopped in the jungle/forest of the mountains to rest/eat/look at how beautiful everything surrounding us was. In the end there was a lot of mud probably from the night before as it kept raining so it was super slippery which was annoying and made it so much harder to climb the rocks and boulders. I didn’t really get too tired until right at the end as we had to climb up steep rocks to get back. We had to cross many cute streams and tiny waterfalls. The first stop was the beach was so beautiful and really calm; not that many people.
The scenery along the whole hike was insane and just so natural and beautiful all the trees had some sort guava/passion looking fruit which I couldn’t stop eating it was absolutely delicious! It took us a couple of hours to get to the waterfalls we also had to wade a lot through rapid streams and eventually we got there. Let me say this, I have never seen anything so beautiful! It was a 50ft looking waterfall into a water pool where you can swim around an swim under the fall.
We had a picnic there, rested and set on our journey back through the forest.
On the long hard trip back we saw a beautiful rainbow in the mountain which was also a lovely treat.
Today was such a good, exhausting but rewarding day. The views were nothing like I have ever seen but I am so knackered. Hopefully tomorrow we will hike up The Waimea Canyon 😀