No swimming and BEACH CLOSED
Still quite a lovely view, I'm not complaining
|No snorkeling either - the rip tides were ripping|
There has been 14 drowning deaths on Kaua'i' since the beginning of 2013. Two have happened while we've been here. The ocean and natural environment on Kaua'i' is as dangerous as mountains and moving snow and the risk management is very similar. A lot of unknowing people spending a lot of money on their vacation memories to find the "perfect wave" or "perfect line." And public safety professionals spend a lot of time trying to educate and promote safety but sometimes it just doesn't work out.
I was happy to find out that the lifeguards have the ability to have people arrested if they don't obey the "no swimming/beach closed" times. Just like some ski patrollers can do back in the pacific northwest. I hope the guy (I'm making an assumption a boy) who violated the closure at Crystal got arrested - he apparently skied right on top of a explosive that had just been thrown with a 90 second fuse.
We were still very psyched about our beach time, staring wistfully at the waves, and waiting to watch the setting sun in hopes of the green flash because of course I wanted to capture a green flash photo.
Now time to go home back to the warm Hawaiian rain falling.
THE Pineapple express.