Last week I wrote about Winter funk. This week I’m writing about the cure…Kauai. If money wasn’t an option, I would move to this island paradise in a heartbeat and write in blissful peace for the remainder of my life and never suffer winter funk again.
There are many reasons why I love Kauai:
1) It’s the only island paradise I’ve been to (so I have nothing else to compare it to, and don’t really mind that)
2) Kauai NEVER has temperatures under 0 degrees Fahrenheit, NEVER has ice storms, and NEVER has their ocean or rivers freeze over with ice.
3) People on this island NEVER have to drive on icy or snow-packed roads.
4. The beauty on this island rivals what I imagine the Garden of Eden to look like. No joking (except I’d do away with mosquitoes. Thanks for nothing, Captain Cook).
5) This island is packed with awesome hikes into lush, dark, humid jungles WITHOUT snakes, reptiles and other scary creatures that want to kill you. The only critters lurking within Kauai’s dense jungles are bright colored roosters.
Instead of monkey sounds being heard in these “Indiana Jones” like settings, you only hear Cock-a-doodle-doo! (And I’m okay with that.)
6) Every type of flower imaginable seems to exist here. Even the rivers are covered with floating orange flowers that fall from the trees.
7) There are no crowds. This makes me happy. We had many of the beaches (especially on the north shore) almost to ourselves. Perfect.
8) Snorkeling is fun. I saw a purple octopus creep across the sandy bottom, and then get on the coral and turn instantly into a rough, brown piece of coral. If I hadn’t seen him do it, I would never have spotted him. That made me wonder how many other critters were hiding right in plain sight. The sea turtle I followed awed me. They are so graceful…and lots more interactive than the one my daughter made out of snow.
9) Peace! We started each day on this beach and took a walk along the bay and watched the sunrise and rainbows form before our eyes. I want to live in Hanalei Bay. If you’d like to leave a donation to send me there, I’m not too proud to accept them (I’ll even send you a receipt for tax purposes, if you’d like).
10) Peace! We ended each day on this beach and watched the sunset. What a life.
Sigh. I love this place! There’s nothing like imagining being on a beautiful warm island to beat the winter funk. I think I’m cured. Now how fast can I book a flight and get to the airport on these icy roads to make it a reality? Not fast enough, me thinks. Where do you imagine going when it’s gray, cold and icky outside?