Hawaii 2019 Feb 4, 9:38 AM – Mar 2, 2019 12:26 PM

Two major firsts for us this trip - our first time vacationing on the North Shore of Kauai during February and our first time spending a full month away
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Diving The road past Hanalei was still closed from the past April's floods, so all diving was again on the south shore....

Diving

The road past Hanalei was still closed from the past April's floods, so all diving was again on the south shore. However, visibility was terrific at Koloa…

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Kauai 2019-006 Beautiful weather to start our stay on the north shore - perfectly clear view of Mt. Makana / Bali Hai across Hanalei Bay
1 Beautiful weather to start our stay on the north shore - perfectly clear view of Mt. Makana / Bali Hai across Hanalei Bay
Kauai 2019-003 Lookin' out our back door,can't get enough of this while sipping coffee on the lanai
2 Lookin' out our back door,can't get enough of this while sipping coffee on the lanai
Kauai 2019-008 Even the mountain views are beautiful
3 Even the mountain views are beautiful
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Kauai 2019-015 Finally got a big dose of north shore winter rain only to see that they have the sprinklers going full blast! Wha...??
5 Finally got a big dose of north shore winter rain only to see that they have the sprinklers going full blast! Wha...??
Kauai 2019-018 We need to kill some time before the local farmer's market opened, so we stopped by the Kilauea lighthouse and bird sanctuary to soak in the views
6 We need to kill some time before the local farmer's market opened, so we stopped by the Kilauea lighthouse and bird sanctuary to soak in the views
Kauai 2019-019 We were hoping we might spot some migrating humpbacks, but alas no whales to be seen today
7 We were hoping we might spot some migrating humpbacks, but alas no whales to be seen today
Kauai 2019-022 The pool bar at HBR has live music almost every afternoon (when it's not a deluge). The
8 The pool bar at HBR has live music almost every afternoon (when it's not a deluge). The "aunties" Haunani Kaui and Linda Tani usually play Mondays as Tropical Groove.
Kauai 2019-028 Mike Keale who is a Kauai treasure with his incredible voice plays Wed afternoons at HBR
9 Mike Keale who is a Kauai treasure with his incredible voice plays Wed afternoons at HBR
Kauai 2019-031 Big winds and surf coming in for the weekend and it was already starting to build Friday afternoon down at Hanalei Bay
10 Big winds and surf coming in for the weekend and it was already starting to build Friday afternoon down at Hanalei Bay
Kauai 2019-034 Normally Hanalei Bay would be flat. They're predicting 20-25 wave faces by Saturday and 40-60 ft waves by Sunday with 40-50 mph wind gusts!
11 Normally Hanalei Bay would be flat. They're predicting 20-25 wave faces by Saturday and 40-60 ft waves by Sunday with 40-50 mph wind gusts!
Kauai 2019-035 Even during the half hour we were checking out the conditions, we could tell the surf was picking up. The lifeguards were warning all families that currents...
12 Even during the half hour we were checking out the conditions, we could tell the surf was picking up. The lifeguards were warning all families that currents were increasing by Pavillions and to move body boarding and other water activities rightwards towards the pier where the conditions were calmer.
Kauai 2019-041 Hanalei Pier
13 Hanalei Pier
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Kauai 2019-044 This squirrelfish or soldierfish did not make a successful transition to air-breathing land animal
15 This squirrelfish or soldierfish did not make a successful transition to air-breathing land animal
Kauai 2019-045 The multi-gazillion dollar beach homes by Hanalei Pier are pretty much in the same state of destruction as they were immediately after the devastating floods a...
16 The multi-gazillion dollar beach homes by Hanalei Pier are pretty much in the same state of destruction as they were immediately after the devastating floods a year ago.