We're transiting to Kauai, the first island north of
We converted our timeshare property through the international RCI program in order to book into the Wyndham Bali Hai Resort in Princeville. This north part of the
It's been five days since we arrived on
Note to self: retire to
Yesterday we were in Ka'paa for bike riding. Although we eagerly took a full day rental from Coconut Coasters ($21 including helmet, lock, and basket) hoping to ride up into the mountains, we threw in the towel after only four hours, including our picnic lunch (see recipe below).
The fact is, the best and most scenic biking is only along the four-mile, paved coastal path. In fact the path is fabulous for a wheelchair as well, or even power-strolling your grand child. But biking on the narrow, twisty main roadway and even the narrower, corkscrewing side roads is the land equivalent of braving the big surf.
|Dan's not aware of the big one behind him|
Arriving in his pick-up truck (the second most common vehicle next to rented convertibles), a 60-year-old surfer-dude lifts his board out of the back. He tells me that the marine reports are talking about big swells over the next 24 hours. It's a full moon.
"I can teach you how to mount the board and you'll see that you'll be able to catch a wave in no time," he brags.
"I guarantee it will catch me first," I reply.
"I'm hearing fear," he responds. "Traveler. Be brave."
Then he disappears to catch his wave.
Note to self: Traveler. Be brave. Suffer the small stuff.
Our one-bedroom suite is spacious, has wide corridors and doorways (easy for a wheelchair to navigate but with notice the management will need to lay in a ramp for the few steps at entry). It's well appointed with all the usual audio-visual toys, stainless steel cookware, a full sized fridge, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. The dressing room is separated from the bath and toilet so couples can co-exist in harmony. This unit however doesn't have a separate shower. The tub, a jacuzzi, is high and difficult to step over.
|Hanalei Colony Beach Front Unit|
From Carolann's Blog Maturetraveler