When we first arrived at the home in which we would be staying during our Hawaiian vacation, I noticed we had a perfect view of the ocean to the east. I knew it would be a perfect vantage point for some amazing sunrises over the ocean.
But our first night there, I was exhausted and crashed into bed at 10:00 p.m. (1:00 a.m. Utah time). Then, you assume I would be able to rise early. After all, 7:00 a.m. in Hawaii is 10:00 a.m. in Utah. Well, I had a few mornings that I woke and glanced out the window at the sunrise, but I didn't get up. I didn't go outside and get pictures.
It wasn't until Wednesday morning that I got up, got dressed, and headed down to the beach to get some pictures. Photos still don't do the sight justice, but at least I tried.
Wednesday morning, Britt had made arrangements to take surfing lessons down in Hanalei Bay at 9:00 a.m. That meant we needed to get ready for the day a little earlier than we had been. Typically, we did not leave the house until around noon, and that was okay. After all, we were on vacation.
I took advantage of the moment to get a picture of one of the beautiful views of the island:
Britt and Jeff before their lessons started (my camera has been having focus issues)
listening to their instructor
a panoramic shot of Hanalei Bay
practicing their stance
Britt's got the "warrior" pose down
Britt was a natural
Sorry, Jeff. I couldn't resist posting these pictures
The rest of the day was open for plenty of options. We could go snorkeling again. We could go find another beach. Take a hike. We decided to find Secret Beach, a supposedly hidden oasis, not accessible from the road. A beach and a hike. It was worth it, too. Those pictures later. . .