walk the bay and have a conversation with yourself
Hanalei Bay … Today I walked the Bay and on the way back I remembered the power + importance of silence and alone time - the feeling of communing with nature and God, the Universe or whatever you want to call it. I walked thru the initial fog of my rampant thoughts and mind chatter - and realized how calming and powerful it is to go for a barefoot walk by myself … just you, the ocean, your naked toes, the sand and your thoughts. Hanalei Bay is perfect for that - no snakes, no rocks, firm sand and palm trees swaying in the wind.
Start at Pine Trees Parking lot off He’e Road and walk to the Hanalei pier. At the pier walk out on it and stay for a while inhaling the breathtaking expanse of Namolokama Range - stop, look and wonder!
The natural beauty will take your breath away. My favorite time for this walk is early in the morning and around sunset time - times photographers call the Golden Hour.
I have to admit I am one of those people that can have a lively conversation with myself while walking the bay. It seems the longer I walk the livelier the conversation becomes and it usually ends up with me getting closer to my dreams again, remembering what great things I still want to do. I am always coming up with the best ideas + solutions of how to really do some of those things that I keep kicking along on the road of: “one of those days when I have time” … let’s stop kicking and start walking in to the life you dreamed of. It is waiting for you…
Have a great walk
Other great places for a walk on the North Shore are Tunnels Beach and Haena Beach Park to Ke’e Beach. Keep reading …
Haena Beach Park to Ke’e Beach - park at the Beach park and facing the ocean walk to the left - away from the crowds - you have to climb over a few rocks and wade thru a small stream, nothing to crazy especially in the summer, but not save in the winter when we get big swells! When you turn the final corner the majestic Na Pali Coast with take your breath away. And if you time it right - the sun will set as you get there