Thanksgiving Day began with a storm bringing 12 hours of rain to Princeville. With the bridge into Hanalei closed for many hours due to flash flood danger, there was not much to do but hang out close to home.

Hideaways Beach, Kauai

Hideaways Beach, Kauai

I went down to Hideaways Beach located below the rental condo at Pali Ke Kua. It is a a very small beach and very few people come here so it was very peaceful. On the east end, near the black lava rocks, I discovered several small red and pink Ni’ihau shells. Small fish swam in the tide pools created by the lava rocks. On the bluff above, pairs of Nene geese foraged on the grassy grounds of the condo complex.

Nene geese on Pali Ke Kua grounds in Princeville, Kauai

Nene geese graze on Pali Ke Kua grounds in Princeville, Kauai