Kauai is for the birds

I went out on our balcony this morning before breakfast and was greeted by evidence that we were truly on Kauai – a chicken walking by the building.

We started our day with massages here at the resort, followed by a visit to the Princeville Farmers and Arts Market. Most of the vendors were artisans, but there were a few farmers, so we picked up some local citrus and rambutans.

We drove to Kilauea for lunch at Kilauea Fish Market (ahi wraps, yum!) and continued onward to the Kilauea Lighthouse to see what we could see.

The lighthouse is part of the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, and there was a lot of wildlife to enjoy seeing. Butterflies, for example.

And lots of nene (Hawaiian Geese).

And Laysan Albatross.

We even saw a whale! Here’s the best photo I got – the fluke is clearly visible.

I will spare you the twenty or so photos I took which only show the whale’s spout, and the forty which only showed empty ocean.

We stopped at Kong Lung Market Center and wandered around for a while. Unfortunately, the shave ice store there had already closed for the day, so we had to go to the Ching Young Village in Hanalei to get shave ice at JoJo’s.

We looked at a few of the shops in the center before going back to the resort for a quiet evening.