August 2013, exactly two years after our first trip to the backside (north-east) coast of Molokai, Steve and I decided it was time another Molokai adventure. I’m not sure if we all just forgot how hard the kayaking was or how physically exhausting camping in the middle of no where was either, but we all enthusiastically agreed to give it another try.
7 of us journeyed out on a super rough day with 6 foot face wind swell and whipping winds to Wailau Valley on August 15, 2013. We had another memorable 4 day trip and even got to spend two nights in Pelekunu Valley. We didn’t loose as many things as two years ago, but had an equally mind blowing experience that our bodies were not thanking us for later. We added Ina and Fred to the mix this year, and their pole fishing skills! Best friends and fresh fish every night!
Why I love the Backside of Molokai?
1. It’s a kayaking adventure!
Swell, current, winds, nausea, and vomiting – kayaking the backside of Molokai is no joke and neither are the breath taking views of the sea cliffs.
2. Deserted beaches.
Who can say they get entire beaches all to themselves? During our 4 day trip we didn’t see another person except for the boat guy Walter who picked us up on our last day.
3. Equally deserted valleys.
You can walk the valleys for hours and only see raw nature in every direction, simply untouched.
4. A fisherman & diver’s paradise.
Fish are bigger, more plentiful, and happier in Molokai.
5. Freshest sashimi I ever had!
Minus a little dirt and sand everyday we ate fresh sashimi!
6. Streams full of prawns, opihi, and other goodies.
7. Just being one with nature.
Electronics, cars, and malls are overrated. Sleeping on rocks, bathing in the streams, building a fire, and yes pooping in the wild is a good cleanse for the soul.