The Beer Radio show that I was interviewed on back on July 8 is now available as a podcast. If you have an iPod or similar mp3 player, you can download it here. If your computer was built this century you can probably also play it on your computer, especially if you’re fortunate enough to own a Mac. My interview is about 18 minutes long and begin early on in the show.
July 25, 2006
You probably thought you were done with the Hawaii slideshow. You were wrong. After we left the Waimea Canyon we went to the town of Waimea and ate an early dinner, before heading to the ege of the world. The previous two evenings we didn’t get to see good sunsets because we were on the east side of the island and/or it was cloudy. Since it was our last night we decided not to miss this one and found an ideal spot on the very western end of the island adjacnt to the southern end of the Na Pali Coast. Polihate State Beach is a fairly remote spot and can only be reached by driving a few miles down dirt and sandy roads through cane fields. Nothing was particularlly well-marked here and we navigated mostly by trial and error and did manage to almost get stuck in the sand a time or two. But Sarah loved driving the Jeep over these bumpy backroads.
The gorgeous unspoiled beach was mostly populated by locals and a few campers. Dune buggy tracks lined the beach. Apart from the island of Niihu to our left, the vista was uninterrupted and there was ocean as far as the eye could see. We had a little over an hour before the show was scheduled to begin and the sun was very hot. So after a quick dip in the ocean we walked along the beach to the beginning of the Na Pali Coast (I wanted to touch both ends of it) and back to where we came in the beach so we could find our way out once it started getting dark.
The beach at Polihate, looking left.
Looking right toward the beginning of the Na Pali Coast.
The hills behind the beach had an otherworldly quality.
A huge cruise ship rounded the Na Pali Coast.
Me in the ocean.
Sarah as we walked to the end of the beach.
The hills look like behives.
Me touching the beginning of the Na Pali Coast.
Looking back along Polihate Beach.
Not be outdone by his sister, Porter along with his cousin Julien also worked pretty hard at laying down a thick coating of dirt all over their bodies. Work began on the construction project in the dirt shortly after Porter finally left the hammock and continued right up until the time we left for home.
Julien’s mother tried in vain to clean him up.
Digging in the dirt.
Smiling through the filth. It almost looks like theyve tanned, but that’s a layer of dirt.