With three German's and two Brits, Team Kaua'i was not short on food, wit, laughs or beer....though sleep seemed lacking thanks to the stereophonic booming frogs that bombarded our night time airspace.
A word to the wise, if you ever get into a drinking contest with Frau Elan (pictured left), you will lose!
May I recommend getting some food in your stomach first and conveniently located behind the outdoor garden at The Dolphin restaurant, is Hanalei Fish Market which has the best sushi rolls any of us have ever tasted (even sans beer).
The taro fields spread for acres in the Hanalei valley and are a perfect habitat for some of the endangered native Hawaiian wildlife.
Such as the Hawaiian Moorhen, who along with the Coots and Stilts cutely populate this rich habitat.
Further down the coast the Kilauea Lighthouse is another fantastic viewing point for seabirds playing on the thermals.
While we're on the subject of wildlife, Ulli laying (seemingly) naked didn't phase the women in his life as they've both seen it all before!
Quick trip to the beach anyone?
The Pee-wee get-away vehicles.
Clearly a favored mode of north shore transport.
As the under 50's embarked on an epic overnight adventure along the Kalalau Trail and I quote Michelle "I am now scared of hiking"......(click on the link and view the third photo down to see why)!
......the over 50's celebrated Gertrude's 72nd birthday in style.