Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Welcoming 2012 and the whales!

On New Years Eve we spent the entire day at Poipu Beach. We came prepared with all of our beach chairs, football, food, etc. What I wish we had was a pair of binoculars! We saw several whales from shore, probably 200 yards away. Cory even saw one breach! It was pretty cool to be so close to them. There were some kayakers out on the ocean who must have really been enjoying the sight! Although, it may have been a little nerve racking for them. What if one was right underneath their kayak?

Later that night there was a concert by a few local bands right next to the water. The local bands around here are pretty well-known, because no one "mainstream" comes to Kauai. We got lucky and saw a great sunset while listening to the music. There were tons of people there! We have noticed that whenever there is a community event, it feels like the whole island comes out. We actually ended up hanging out with the photographer who did our photoshoot! To conclude the night, they had a fireworks show. It was definitely a memorable way to bring in 2012. If this year is even half as eventful as 2011, it will be a busy year!

 Our awesome beach set up!
Band setting up.

 Performance at sunset.

 The last sunset of 2011!

 Happy New Years!

-Emilie

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