Kekaha is a tiny little town at the end of the road on the west of Kauai. There’s nothing there, except a beach with waves too vicious to risk swimming in…and a really lovely little rental house. We spent five nights in here and have had a lovely time.
In terms of running, it was considerably less fun than in Kailua. The town is much smaller and so the roads available to run were fewer and all residential so not particularly exciting. The ocean road was lovely but busier, although not ridiculously so.
On Wednesday, I meant to run in the morning but decided to hang out with my boys which was a decision I didn’t regret. So when it grew cooler in the evening, around 5.30, I headed out for 5 miles around Kekaha town. I ran through the residential streets. Kekaha is not as affluent as Kailua on Oahu and I felt a little conspicuous but not unsafe. The miles were unexciting but good to get done – I’d eaten too much during the day. The best bit was getting home and spending a good ten minutes running round and round the garden with a nekkid Dude through the sprinklers. They were ten of my best running minutes ever and it reminded me that one of the best things about running is being able to keep up with my favourite little boy! 5.1 miles in 46 mins at 9.01.
And then on Friday, I ran in the evening as well. It was hotter than Wednesday and as such, I didn’t really love this run – even though I ran in all directions, I feel like I was running into the still-blazing, setting sun for 80% of the run. But the views…they weren’t bad at all! 5 miles in 46 mins at 9.12 pace.
We’ve had a lovely few days on Kauai. It is beautiful, although we both think Oahu is lovelier. Apparently there is fabulous hiking here on the island, we saw loads of trailheads, but we didn’t get to hike much due to the shorter legged member of our family. Here are a few things we’ve been up to.
And finally, my mother’s day surprise…a flight over Kauai. Seriously amazing. Worth a 38 hour labour, emergency c-section and nearly dying for! As is the Dude.
By the time this post goes live, we’ll be home again. I feel really honoured to have come here and seen these islands. It’s been a lovely week!!