So We've rented this great beach house in Anahola, which is about halfway between the airport at Lihue and Hanalei/Princevill. I'm sitting here on the balcony off the master suite - which takes up the 2nd floor of this house, and the view is stunning. The green lawn rolls down to a flowered break and right to the beach on Anahola Bay. The Bay itself is a crescent probably no more than 2 miles wide from tip to tip, but somewhat protected with a beach of sand that's as fine as flower. It's a long shallow reach into the ocean making it great for wading and swimming but not an easy place to fish and no structure for ideal snorkeling.
Someone commented on an earlier post that Kauai is so quiet they get Island fever after just a few days here. Ahhhhh, no. Not been a problem. Of course the fact that we're here with a housefull of family probably helps - including my fiance' Lisa's 2 1/2 year old granddaughter McKenna, who keeps things hopping. There's 8 of us sharing this beautiful beach house including my son and daughter, her boyfriend and Lisa's daughter, granddaughter and her fiance'.
One of the first things you notice on Kauai as you exit the airport is the number of roosters and chickens wandering around. I don't know the story behind these birds yet but they're everywhere. The wander the roadways, they stalk through the yard as if they owned it, they're in the trees, in the gazebo, we're warned no to feed them or they'll come right into the house and become a general nuisance. They're actually kind of fun to have around until about 5 a.m. That's when the sun comes up and all the roosters do what they're famous for. They raise complete and unholy hell for about 45 minutes and then go back to sleep. Of course by then all the other birds have been awakened as well so they set up a general cacaphony. Oh well, shouldn't waste a minute of these glorious days anyway. Friggin roosters.
Yesterday the boys and I went fishing with Captain Jeff on the Breakaway. There was just the 4 of us and 2 others so it was a great time. We had no luck trolling for Marlin but we each snagged a couple Yellowtail Tuna in the 6 - 8 pound range. We brought home a few pounds of great fillets which made wonderful fresh tuna taco's last night and will feed us a couple more times this week. YUM. I caught one that fought like a demon but when I got him on board it was just 1/2 a fish. Apparently his struggles has attracted a shark who made off with his lower half leaving me with the head and little else.
Well, enough of my ramblings for today. My son has breakfast ready. We're headed for a luau later today and going kayaking and snorkeling tomorrow in addition to getting married. We're getting married on the beach right behind our house as you couldn't ask for a prettier area. Well, you could, and you could find more beautiful areas in plentiful supply within minutes - but this ain't bad and it's certainly convenient. Plus we rented 2 convertible Mustangs - which are great fun but don't offer much in the way of backseat room so no need to travel if we don't need to.
Yesterday we had lunch at Bubba's Burgers in Kapaa. Their motto is 'We cheat tourists, drunks and attorneys'. I like that. I may adopt that as my own motto - think Coldwell Banker would allow that on my business card? Yeah, you're right. Mahalo.
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