First off, I’d like to thank you so very much for all your kind words and well wishes on the post ‘why we came back’. I was having a rough moment (yes, in paradise it’s possible!) and your kindness positively lifted me up!
I thought you may enjoy a little sight seeing on where I’ve spent nearly all my time during our first week here.
In front of our Kihei condo are the 3 Kamaole beaches, named 1, 2 and 3. We are directly across the road from 2, but 1 and 3 are so close, that I commonly walk to all 3, depending on where the wind is blowing me that day.
This has quickly become my favorite spot to park myself with my AM coffee ,and belt out something on Instagram, Snapchat (under funkyjunkdonna), or even under my personal Facebook page. The phone teamed up with a keyboard is a pretty sweet way to post stuff!
It’s really weird, but I don’t feel an overwelming desire to post special thoughts until I’m in this spot. I think it’s one of those ‘listen to the quiet’ things. If you’re so busy doing this and that, you can’t hear a thing. But if you sit in a vast of not needing to do a thing, the emotions start to rise out of seemingly nowhere.
I suggest you try this if you haven’t in awhile. Go somewhere super quiet, where nothing pulls you to lift a finger. Then just sit. But beware… that quiet can get noisy if you have lots to work out.
I won’t lie. I’ve broken down a few times. The first week is the hardest. There’s just so much one goes through to ‘get’ to your vacation spot, and once there, your expectations aren’t quite met because you have different ideas on how to handle things. It can be one big juggling act… for us anyway.
But things are starting to smooth out. I can see both of us working out a system of sorts that gives us both a bit of alone time among all the togetherness.
That’s why I love coming here. We are both safe, and comfortable on our own in this place. It feels like your backyard.
I just love to be able to wander on my own among nature.
This stuff works. I’ll show you soon how I use it when I’ve had a little too much sun.
It never fails. Each time I wander in this area, I gasp. The formation of lava against all that mounding growth is spectacular.
The whole beach is actually gorgeous, but it has lots of big chunks of lava all over it, so it’s a beach you need to be careful on when the waves are rough. Kam 2 is lava free and much safer.
Kam 1 beach to the far right happens to sit in front of my fav iced coffee place, (I’ll fill you in on that too soon!) so when I wander to pick one up, I love parking myself in front of this tree.
I’ve yet to walk Kam 1 beach, so no pics yet.
Each Kam beach has it’s own grassy park in front of it so you can choose sand or shade.
What’s equally unique about them is, they all connect from the beach side. So you really can walk all 3 if you desire a long, beautiful stroll.
The sand is the sticky, fine type. No shells, and very little loose coral. It’s the cleanest sand I’ve ever seen.
And I’m AAAAALLLLL about sunset on the beach with my coffee in hand. Without fail!
Is it any wonder we haven’t done all that much the first week? I can’t stay away from all this. I’ve just really needed the tranquility.
When I was last in front of ‘my river on a bike ride‘ before we came, I told the river I’d miss it.
I hope my tranquille Kamaole Beach desks are prepared for the same statement a few weeks from now…
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