Watching the sun sink below the waves at Salt Pond Beach after enjoying one of our first lazy days of the trip was a great way to celebrate Lukas’s birthday. The following day, we picked up the pace again and braved the slippery steep trail down to Wilua falls. For those of you looking for a whole day trip, the trail isn’t the only way to get to the falls. If you have more time, you can rent kayas from the mouth of the river down by the beach and enjoy the scenery the whole way up. I can definitely recommend kayaking (did it on a previous trip), but be sure to have ample time and wear plenty of mosquito repellant!
It was magical down there. The spray from the falls glittered in the sunlight, casting rainbows.
Our earlier victory in the WAR we had with the cell phone provider Total Wireless had us feeling daring (it took about four hours on the pay phone at Walmart to set up one SIM card…#@!%*, which is a Blow to the USA’s status as being a developed country), so we braved the river and crossed over into the sunlight before heading back up.
Crossing the chilly river:
After making it back up the hill before it got dark, we got to see a wild boar and her piglet enjoying getting muddy!
Fantastic views on the way back down the mountain: