Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dillingham / Ka'ena Point

One day last weekend Gabe randomly mentioned something about wanting to rent a jeep for the day and go off roading down past Dillingham Airfield. Now any other day I'd probably have said no way, why spend the money. However with the upcoming events we are doing anything and everything that he wants to do. So if that means renting a jeep for the day, that we will do. I was on it as soon as we got home and had a jeep booked in less than 2 hours.

I took off work for the deployment ceremony and the Friday after so that's when we decided to take on our little adventure. We have driven down the dirt bumpy road quite a ways many of times before but never all the way to the end. Mostly because we don't want to mess up the truck or get any scratches on it. With a rental jeep we have no worries at all and could go all the way to the gate at Ka'ena point.

Our first stop down the horribly bumpy road was Hidden Beach. It is a small sandy cove great for snorkeling when the waves aren't to crazy. We took the day to stay on land rather than the water so ill leave it to the pros on the snorkeling with the fishies.

From there we made our way down to the end of the road, well as far as we could go driving that is. We parked the jeep and off walking we went. To the westernmost tip of the Island Ka'ena Point, which is a Nature Reserve. Following along the roped of sandy path seeing a few of the NeNe birds along the way. The view was spectacular once we reach the tip of the island. To be able to see around to the left of the mountains and know that, that is as far as the island goes is breath taking.

There isn't a place in Texas were you can drive to the end of the state line and really be able to tell a difference of were you are so this was a pretty big deal for me as silly as it sounds.

1 comment:

♥ Annie ♥ said...

Kaena Point seems to be a forgotten area of the island. It's gorgeous, and rarely crowded. Off roading is a great idea there :)