Sorry this post is so delayed! Work plus my California trip (plus, admittedly, the release of Assassin’s Creed III) led to me not finishing this short final post of our Kauai trip until now.

On our last day on Kauai, we woke up for the perfect view of sunrise one gets from the Kauai Beach Resort. The beautiful rock formations gave us an opportunity to take great photos of the sunrise, even though it was a bit subdued due to the vog.  The beach itself is rocky, so it’s not the best for swimming, but is great for taking a relaxing stroll down the coast.

After the sunrise, we wandered around the hotel to take a few more pictures of the grounds. The pool is great, with waterfalls and a waterslide, and the entrance to the hotel is lined with banyan trees.

After we checked out of the hotel, we had just enough time to make one last sight-seeing stop: the Alekoko (Menehune) fishpond. Legend has it that this fishpond was built overnight by the menehune, Hawaii’s mythical, mischievous little people.

And finally, it was time to head home to a vog-ridden Oahu. Since our trip, skies have been fairly clear, but it’s starting to get voggy again…sigh. The volcano has been active – I feel like I’m due for another trip to the Big Island soon!

…ugh.

I’d like to once again thank the Kauai Visitor’s Bureau for the opportunity to explore their amazing island! Since our trip, several friends and social media followers have said that they are eager to visit the Garden Isle for themselves, and Ed and I will be back as soon as we can, as we didn’t nearly see everything there is to see!