Trip to Kauai

Aloha!  Just got back from a vacation to Kauai.  I figured I wouldn’t mention that I was going before I went- no sense in advertising that my house is empty, y’know?  LOL

I did visit Kapaia Stitchery, the local quilt store, plus I purchased 2 new books on Hawaiian Quilting.  I was inspired to design my own Hawaiian Quilt design:

We stayed in the same Kuhio Shores condo we did on our last visit.  I initially found this rental at Vacation Rental By Owner ( owned by Mike Galvin and we love staying in #415.  The room is on the 4th floor, overlooking the waves, sunrise, sunset,  surfers, and Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu).  Click below to see how close to the waves we were in this video by Mike. (Note: If you dislike Hawaiian music, be sure to mute your computer):

Speaking of honu, one of my trip highlights was snorkeling off the shores seen in the above video and running into a very large green sea turtle.  I am talking about a full adult turtle about 5 feet tall!  It swam right next to me, so I stayed still so I wouldn’t scare it off.   I also saw many slipper lobsters, sea cucumbers, octopus, moray eel, and so many colorful reef fish to name!

Joe was near this same area the day before and had to cut his snorkel time because a 6 foot Mako shark had been spotted by a spear fisherman.  Swimming with turtles- great!  Swimming with a Mako shark- that might ruin your day!

Of course, I visited Glass Beach at low tide, satisfying my need to hunt for sea glass.  Joe was patient while I climbed on the rocks, hunting in all the nooks and crannies.  I did find an unusual glass pipe section that looks very old and interesting.  I find I am a beach comber at heart.

Check out what the sand looks like close up:

Love vacations…. but it is great to be home again!  Hugs, Carla

8 thoughts on “Trip to Kauai

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  2. Hi Carla,
    I am also a sea glass lover and am curious as to when you found the sea glass? Was it October 2012 in the area near Port Allen? I have read that there are currently very slim pickin’s and hoped that you could tell me something positive about finding glass there as of a year ago. I’m going to be there in a couple of months.
    Thanks very much,
    Gerri Taylor

    • Gerri, the best sea glass is either found in the surf at low tide, or further down from the Main area that tourists go to. If you join the Sea Glass Association website, you can get more detailed info on where to look. I seem to recall someone mentioning across from the cemetery, too.

      Have fun looking! I am traveling today to the South Pacific and plan to hunt there. 🙂 Carla

      • Thanks for the info Carla. Safe travels and much luck finding sea glass!

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