Our first full day on Kauai started with chickens. Specifically, me being woken up by roosters at 2:00 am. And trying to sleep while listening to roosters until 6:00 am, the only difference after 6:00 being that I stopped trying to sleep.
We mostly got our bearings and tried to shake off our jetlag. My aunt and uncle have a rental that opens on the beach, only a five minute walk from our unit (in Kaiahuna Plantation). So, of course we spent most of our time there. Until around 11:00 the beach is mostly empty, and I’m antisocial and there’s so reason I want to see young women in bikinis working on their tans, so when lunchtime came around we headed out to find some quick eats.
Fifteen minutes of family drama later we ate, went back to the beach, and rented some snorkeling gear. This was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. It’s hard to believe that while you’re swimming, about four feet below you are all these fish, sea anenomes, sea cucumbers (or maybe they were sea slugs, I don’t know), and more stuff I can barely describe.
As I’m typing right now, I’m watching the ocean right outside the back door, remnants of a tropical storm drifting by, and surfers still going at it at 5:00pm. And yeah, I’m loving my life.