Steven and I headed over to Kapalua this week for the Coastal Trail walk. (OK, our real motivation was that we had to deliver art at Maui Hands in Kaanapali, but it was a good excuse to also have some fun.)
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The Kapalua Coastal Trail is similar to the Wailea Coast Walk; as you may have guessed, it runs along the ocean. It starts at the Kapalua Bay Beach, and ends at D.T. Fleming Beach Park; round trip it is 3.5 miles.
Hiking boots are definitely not needed. Good tennis shoes are perfect, but flip-flops would also suffice. There is a small bird sanctuary that you can walk through. We went on a weekday, in the late afternoon, and it wasn’t crowded.
We briefly met a lovely newly wed couple and then farther down, came across a wedding on the beach.
Love is in the air in Kapalua.
At the end of our walk, we stopped at Merriam’s Restaurant that is perched right above the Kapalua Bay Beach; was looking forward for their Smoked Taro Hummus pupu (pupu is not what it sounds like, it is Hawaiian for appetizer) Don’t worry, if you aren’t vegetarian, the restaurant is quite carnivore friendly. We sat out on their patio to enjoy the view, but after waiting 15 minutes, when no one bothered to acknowledge us we decided to head home. I have heard the food is great, so if you are over in the area you may want to check it out. (Remember, my year long journey is learning to have fun, I never said anything about learning patience too)
If you’d like more info, click on the Kapalua activities site – www.kapalua.com/activities. It’s the same site I posted on Day 29 for the Mahana Ridge Hike that Kathy and I did. Though as you can see on the video, compared to that one, today’s was pretty basic; park in beach parking lot, walk on concrete path that overlooks ocean…walk back. Hard to get lost. It was a very pleasant outing. And actually I may return one day in the summer to go boogie boarding at Fleming’s Beach.
Also for those of you visiting or living on Maui, the weekend of April 21st & 22nd is the Taro Festival in Hana; not sure we are going to make it, but I wanted to give everyone a heads up. Here’s a link to the site for more info www.tarofestival.org
And I should mention that I also did not attend the Easter egg hunt up in Makawao last weekend. The thought of hanging out with 500+ kids just didn’t seem wise to me. But for those of you with little ones, think about it for next year – click here for more info http://makawaocommunity.org
Aloha. See you next week.