As tropical adventures go, our day spent paddling on the Wailua River last month was just about paradise. While we were in Hawaii we were educated on some of what a five year old’s skill set can include, and it turns out it includes snorkeling and paddling a canoe.
Silas also grabbed on and helped me paddle most of the time.
We stopped at the Fern Grotto, for a nice short hike and bathrooms!
Then we paddled on to the swimming hole. There were not too many other people out, so we had it to ourselves. Ruthie and I and Ali and Silas all swam up and down the river and then………….
Perhaps I should back up.
The photo below was taken during the conversation that went like this:
“Are you sure it is deep enough?”
“You can do it!”
“This is crazy, I don’t want to.”
“It is fine, you can do it!”
“Are you sure?”
“Yah! Awesome! Your turn!”
And then the conversation repeated with the dialogue reversed.
After that, the lure of the next river bend drew us back into our canoes and we paddled off to explore some more, feeling amazed by creation and the movie-perfect scene we were floating through.