We started by driving to Ha’ena. This is where we anchored the first night in Kaua’I and the official other end of the road that goes to the Pu’u o Kila lookout. We then stopped at the Kiluea Lighthouse before driving up the Wailua valley to see Opaeka’a Falls and take a hurried hike on the Kuilau Ridge trail before rushing to return the car.
An early departure from Hanalei Bay, and last minute sightseeing with the rental car
Whew! In spite of the scenery, we both nodded off on the bus ride back to Hanalei.
We weren’t done yet. Hanalei Bay is a busy place on weekends. This weekend was a fishing tournament plus the usual outrigger canoe races. Begonia’s perfect spot in the anchorage was right in the middle of the race course and had to be moved or else. (Or else they climb on and move it for you!) We ended up way out in 50’ of water in the boonies beyond the newly arrived fishing fleet, too far from the race for a front-row view. That was probably for the best. We needed a good night’s sleep and didn’t really want to be in the middle of the action.