This is the beach just around the bend from our Moloa’a beach, and I guess there’s been a raging controversy for several years over access. There’s a steep trail [reportedly dangerous & unmaintained] that accesses the beach that’s owned by the county. And there’s a safer lateral trail [maybe part of the historic ala loa trail and thus an easement to the property] that runs through private property that has been fenced off by the current company leasing the land to run cattle. Anywhoo, I think the trail we found and used was the lateral trail and it didn’t seem to be fenced off, so … ??? This beach is sometimes populated with monk seals, turtles, and naturists (aka nudists), though none appeared to be present while we were. We would have enjoyed seeing a seal or turtle.
On our way to Larsen’s we drove down the dirt road to a home we formerly stayed in, for nostalgia sake…
After waving at the horse and our former house, we pulled out on the highway. Look, there’s the little piece of Kauai that I’d like to own.
Larsen’s is accessed by a dirt road.
And a long dirt path …
It was another day predicted to have big waves on the north shore. Clearly I brought the wrong lens to capture big waves.
35mm just doesn’t do big waves justice. But, they were amazing. There’s a reef all around this particular beach, so the waves break pretty far out.
Boys and sticks. Some things never change.
Me and this guy. We like each other a lot. That doesn’t change, either.
Back up the trail …
Right around that far hill is our Moloa’
Back out the dirt road.
And right back to where we began, staring across the highway at my future property. (Ok, maybe the current owners love it and will never sell. I can settle for something similar. Something with pretty green fields, mountains in the midst, and big sky. Some wide open place where I can watch the weather happen…)