This was probably the highlight of the trip. The northwest side of the island is known as the Napali coast, and it's pretty much just sheer cliffs. No roads go through it. You can hike it, but it's a very strenuous 22 miles. Otherwise, your only options to view it are via boat or helicopter. We went with Capt Andy's catamaran and it was such a blast.
I guess at this point I should also add that Hans' older brother, Karl, is in the army and stationed on Oahu. When he found out we were going to Hawaii, he and his wife bought tickets to hop islands and spend a couple days with us. We thought the catamaran trip would be a good thing to do together!
|Hans, his brother Karl, and Karl's wife Christina (she's also pregnant!) We were able to see a bunch of dolphins (video to come!) and flying fish.|
|The captain threw bread near Christina and the fish swarmed her. She turned around and went right back to the boat!|
|We snorkled! Not for long... it was a little rough and murky. But we tried!|
|Comparing baby bumps... the cousins will only be about six weeks a part! Christina is due April 6.|
|We kept wanting to take a photo of the brothers for their mom, but they refused to just take a nice picture. They have to make funny faces! not nice. Sorry Karin, we tried.|
|Our fancy last dinner together at Josselin's Tapas. I think everyone else was a little underwhelmed, but I really loved it!|
|So glad you guys could pop over and spend some time with us!|