At the risk of repeating myself, back in March I wrote a blog called Hawaiian Paradise, about Lumaha’i Beach on the island of Kauai. In my original post, I mentioned that this pristine stretch of virtually deserted beach once featured in the old movie, South Pacific. What I didn’t reveal at that time was how we found out about Lumaha’i Beach. Or why we were there in the first place.
We’d arrived on Kauai the previous evening, and in so doing had set foot in all 50 US states. To celebrate, Sue had arranged for us to be greeted at the airport in the traditional Hawaiian manner, with leis made of the most beautiful purple and white orchids.
With Sue and Phyllis at Lihue Airport, Kauai
To be honest, though, after an extremely long day’s travelling, none of us were feeling at our best that evening. So, the next morning we set out with the mission of finding the ideal spot to take some photos with our purple floral finery.
But how to chose the perfect location on such a fairytale island? With the help of some local knowledge, of course. And a geocache!
Geocaching is one of my favourite things to do while on vacation. In its most basic form, someone hides a container, records the latitude and longitude with a handheld GPS device or smartphone, and then posts this information online. Someone else then downloads these coordinates and heads out in an attempt to find the hidden container, or geocache.
For me, the beauty of geocaching while travelling, is that locals often hide caches in all sorts of interesting locations. Places that unaware visitors might otherwise pass by. That was certainly the case with Lumaha’i Beach.
As you can see, we found our geocache. And the perfect place for a few photos of us wearing our leis!
Rich and Sue on Lumaha’i Beach
Purple Pacific Princess
Sue gets taken unawares on Lumaha’i Beach
We Ses had to get in on the act, too!
Visit the dedicated section on my website to learn more about geocaching.
This post was inspired by the themes Containers (from Ben of the Daily Post) and Purple (from Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack?).
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