30.08.2010 - 30.08.2010 29 °C
Our day starts with packing up this morning at Anini beach. We said good-bye to the locals that have tent homes and seem to live on the beaches here. Further down the highway we make a quick stop in Princetown to stock up on supplies. It's tough planning meals for next 4 days, 3 of which will be trekking on the Kalalau Trail.
We keep heading NW towards Tunnels Beach, we've heard about amazing snorkeling and a huge pumping beach. As we get closer to our destination the cliffs on the left keep rising higher and higher. There are a couple of worn signs along the way that vagly show us the way. Suddenly, on our right the white sands lead up to rolling teal surf and swaying palm trees. The water looks so inviting, so we slap on the masks and snorkels, and head on in. We are instantly greeted with a green sea turtle foraging for food among the reef. Julie is blown away and wants to take the turtle home (I have to explain that we don't have room in our bags, or an aquirium big enough). The rest of our day consisted pretty much of lounging around, playing in the waves and gazing around at the immense cliffs.
Later in the day we sit down under the pavilion to look at some pics we took. The island drifters have made this spot there hang-out, so our presence sparks conversation. Daniel, from St. Louis, has been on the island for 8 years. He travels around by bike with his world in his backpack. We talk for awhile and have a couple laughs, until we feel its time to go set up camp.