Hanalei Bay

Kauai North Shore

We rang in the New Year on the north shore of Kauai. The eve itself was uneventful since we’ve been keeping PST hours due to my job in CST. The upside of starting work at 5am is that I’m done at 2pm, and while we were in Princeville, most afternoons we spent walking on the beach at Hanalei Bay.

There is a campground at the adjacent Black Pot Beach Park that is currently closed for construction, but once it re-opens it would be a choice destination for any tent camper.

The current go-to spot for camping on the north shore of Kauai is Anini Beach Park which even has space for vans and car campers.

The waves during our first visit here were crazy high, so when we returned for a beach walk, we were surprised to discover that it’s a great spot for snorkeling.

wing beans

One of my new favorite vegetables is the wing bean. They’ve got a crunchy almost nutty flavor. So far we’ve only had them raw in salads – I wish we tried them earlier on our trip.

rainbow eucalpytus

After dinner every evening, we strolled among the rainbow eucalyptus.

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  • Reply Bryan Curley January 10, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Such a beautiful place! This is where my wife and I got engaged–just outside Princeville. She’s a huge fan of the movie South Pacific so I proposed on a beach with the mountain used as Bali Hai in the distance haha. We lived in Hawaii for 5 years and we’re split on whether the Big Island or Kauai is our favorite. We decided they’re too different to choose one and we just love them both haha.

    • Reply Leigh January 16, 2020 at 5:50 pm

      So romantic! I totally agree that the Big Island and Kauai are great. We also really liked Kailua in Oahu.

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