Hiking Hanakapi’ai; the Jurassic trek

Hiking Hanakapi’ai; the Jurassic trek

I'm sure many people's immediate vision when they think of Hawai'i probably isn't hiking. Beaches, most likely. Hula and grass skirts, possibly. Or Mai Tais if you're thinking along the same lines as me. Certainly when I first booked the flights for Kauai, the western most Hawaiian island, hiking wasn't first on my list of … Continue reading

Sardine Run Day 5: Into the Millpond

Sardine Run Day 5: Into the Millpond

Today started out with really flat surf, which was an easy if not surprising surf launch. It got even flatter, mid morning, and the ocean itself was like a millpond – which was utterly surreal, almost like being on a boating lake. No bird action, nothing. You could hear the surf crashing against the shore, … Continue reading

Sardine Run Day 4: Into the water

Sardine Run Day 4: Into the water

There was a glorious sunrise this morning, as we skirted out of the river mouth. The surf looked flat enough (to my very untrained eye) but watching the boat in front of us seemingly make a bit of a pig’s ear of their launch made me wonder if my eye needed more training. But Harvey … Continue reading

Sardine Run Day 3: Into the Boat

Sardine Run Day 3: Into the Boat

As with most diving holidays, there's an early start involved. Why Mother Nature decided the best things should happen at stupid o'clock in the morning is beyond me. But we're up at 6.15, for breakfast and a 7.20 boat launch. It's still dark. My wetsuit it too tight, and I'm walking like a neoprened Quasimodo. … Continue reading