Saturday, February 23, 2013

Our trip to Kauai

Sunset from our cottage on Nawiliwili Bay

We spent 11 days at a small cottage overlooking this bay.  The next morning the Sapphire Princess arrived in port.  It remained until mid-afternoon on Thursday.  It's really quite a sight watching it come in and out of port requiring some expert maneuvering.  You can see the tugboat guiding it.

View of Kilauea Lighthouse, which was cordoned off for restoration.  There will be a centennial celebration in May.

The area is also a bird sanctuary but unlike when we were last there in May 2010, there were few nesting birds.  It is winter and perhaps too early and maybe too chilly for nesting.

Overlooking the marine wildlife sanctuary and Bali Hai in the background

North shore view


    Note that while everything was green, flowers were scarce.  We figured out that the plumeria trees drop all their leaves at some point during the winter, then bud out from the top of the branches.  The bare trees look "dead".

    Plumeria tree - pretty bare

    Starting to bud out

    And this is what they will look like in a few weeks - this picture is from May 2010.

    The same is true of bouganvillia and most of the other flowering shrubs.  They were all just starting to show color.

    My advice - if you want to see and smell flowers, don't go to Kauai in early February!

    Time is getting away from me, and Rick and I are going to the movies so I can say I've seen at least one of the Oscar-nominated films.  So I will leave you with a link to all the pictures, including the ones from 2010.  We didn't take as many on this trip but between the two, you should get your fill!

    Kauai February 2013

    Kauai 2010


    1. These photos are beautiful. You have a real eye for taking pictures.


    2. Michelle, thanks for taking me to Hawaii with your pictures. My little sister said the same thing, go later in the winter for flowers.


    3. Thanks for the journey to Kauai, absolutely breath taking.

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    10. Linda and I grew a couple of potted plumeria for awhile. In our cloudy cool climate we didn't get them to bloom again though.

      Thanks for the photos, they are great.