Back to Kauai - Boogie Boards and Luau

On day 2 of our vacation, we relaxed and hung out around the resort. The time difference of five hours behind means I'm getting up early, even for vacation, and of course, before the rest of my family. It just means I get to view some spectacular sunrises and enjoy the rhythmic waves in solitude. This morning I enjoyed a sunrise morning yoga class, held outside under the backdrop of the palm trees and the thundering surf.
Sunrise Yoga Class

The kids awoke and I took them up the cliff walk.
By the Sea

Cliff Walking

We found a "sand wall" filled with carvings. Brian added his initials to the mix.
Carved

Brian and Scott made use of the boogie boards (Poi Pounders).
Beach Bums

Or maybe, the surf "used" them and spit them out.
Pounded

The "excursion" of the day - the traditional Hawaiian Luau, held on the Hyatt grounds. The luau, as cliche as is may seem, must be experienced once while visiting the Islands.
Grand Hyatt Luau

23 years ago, Scott and I attended a Luau in Maui. They brought us and the several other honeymooning couples on stage.
Grand Hyatt Luau

The climax of the evening - the traditional fire dance - stunning under the inky skies.
Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire

Of course, there was plenty of food and drink consumed. We really enjoyed the Kalua roasted pork, which is cooked in an underground pit by the ocean. The recipe for the smoky roast is quite simply - pork shoulder, salt (Hawaiian salt if you can get it), water and liquid smoke. After our trip, I've reproduced the pork at home. I admit the pit cooked / smoked / ti leave wrapped meat is better, but when you can't be in Hawaii, you can try to emulate it as best you can.

Amy at love made my home  – (September 23, 2015 at 5:03 PM)  

Oh so beautiful!!!! The colour of the ocean is just amazing isn't it!!! xx

Nicki  – (September 23, 2015 at 8:41 PM)  

Early mornings make for wonderful observations and pictures. It's been a very VERY long time since I went to Hawaii but I can still smell and taste the island. Fantastic luau pictures.

Jennifer @ Running on Lentils  – (September 27, 2015 at 3:25 PM)  

Looks wonderful. Kauai is the next island I want to visit.

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