Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Getting to Paradise is a Bitch, Part III

Missed part I and part II?
Find them here and here.


a flooded tent,
a late start,
dying headlamps,
cliffs of death,
a wild boar,
the valley of tears,
man-eating mosquito's,
and the worst blisters of my life,


I practically crawled the last mile to our little secluded camp site and watched as the fiance got everything set up and ready.

Walking was practically impossible, but I somehow managed to make it to the waterfall just a short distance from our tent to shower.

I was pooped.

After eating some of my favorite freeze-dried mac n cheese (seriously, best stuff ever), the fiance and I fell asleep.  
For the first time in 3 nights, I actually slept.  It was glorious.

The next morning I had to address my wounds.
If I was ever going to make the hike back, the popped blisters covering my toes needed to start healing- and fast!

These were the most excruciatingly painful blisters I had ever had.

I will never again take my feet for granted.
Without happy feet, mobility is miserable.  And it was.

I have learned that I have the most sensitive and blister-prone feet in the world.  No matter what I do, I always get blisters while hiking.
Mole skin, wool socks, proper shoes- it doesn't matter.  I will still get blisters.

Any experts out there have any advice?

Painful wounds aside, 
this place- this beach- was unbelievable.

Aside from a few other people, the fiance and I were the only people on this beach.
We really had this small slice of paradise all to ourselves.

After a few days relaxing and recovering, we decided to head back.

The fiance could live on that beach forever- but I couldn't.
I needed a hotel and a warm shower.
But, most of all, I needed a cheeseburger.

So, we packed up our stuff and started the journey back.

This time, we wanted to make the trip in one day.
We were on our way by 6am.

Although we did not encounter any boars or malfunctioning headlamps, my feet were screaming the entire way.  
On top of the blisters I already had, I was forming new ones.

I'm still amazed I made it out without breaking my leg.

I cried a lot.
Actually, I cried almost the entire time.

The fiance, on the other hand, was completely in his element.

Thankfully, despite my crying and complaining and bitching, he supported me every minute of the journey back.
His patience throughout this entire trip still continues to amaze me.  

So, fiance of mine, thank you.
I couldn't have done it without you.

yes. those are the cliffs.

i fell on my butt a lot.

The last half mile the fiance had to carry my bag- again.
He was such a trooper.
But, so was I.

We made it back alive.
And I got my cheeseburger.

Our last three days in Kauai were spent relaxing and recovering.

I walked away from this little adventure more in love with this man than I ever thought possible.  He pushed me to challenge myself in a way I would have never done on my own.

He helped make me a stronger individual-
and became my favorite travel buddy.

One day, we'll go back.
This time, better prepared.
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Bethany said...

you changed the layout! i love it! yeah, you're a better woman than i am... :) he is a lucky man!!

Jes said...

Although it was painful at the time. It's nice to have something like this to look back on :)

Like the new header!

Lauren said...

You're a trooper! Loved this story :) The beach looked gorgeous.

Shaylynn... Red Lipstick and Melodies said...

Holy hell, I cried looking at the pictures of your feet (almost)
bless your little heart.

Sandra said...

Whoa!!! Crazy blisters!! I start limping if I get the tiniest one! You are definitely a trooper.
ps - the second to last photo is amazing! Great photo of your man.

Stephanie said...

OUCH! That looks really painful. But these pictures are beautiful and I'm so glad it was a good experience. What a great team you guys make!

Liz Brown said...

That scenery is BEAUTIFUL. Wow.

Your blisters brought back painful memories ... once on a 13 mile hike, with shoes I *thought* were broken in, I got wet feet right at the start, and ended up completely laming myself. Besides blisters, my left toenail was navy blue by the end, and ended up falling off a couple weeks later.

I sympathize! Wasnt it worth it though? :)

Alyx said...

Oh my gosh. I just went through and read all three parts, and girl... that does NOT sound fun at all. I'm so glad that when you finally got there, though, that it was worth it and beautiful and all that jazz! Sounds like you have an excellent man, and that you learned so much from that experience! Hold on to that one, he's a keeper! :)

Daisy said...

Oh man! I cringed when I saw your feet. I can feel my past blisters and they suck! Glad you're alive.

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Oh my gosh Bailey, that's terrible! So sorry you had to do that! I was squimish just looking at the pics! Yikes!

And I LOVE the new layout! It's awesome and so pretty!!

Anonymous said...

Despite the blisters (ouchie!), I'm glad that you enjoyed yourself. That beach looks absolutely beautiful and so very refreshing! :)

Barbara said...

I'm glad you made it back, despite the sore feet! My best advice - invest in a proper pair of hiking boots. I have two pairs and they just support my feet so well, I can wear them all day without worry!

Samantha said...

gorgeous, but OUCH!!!!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Ouch those blisters look really painful! But beautiful beautiful pictures! And I love your new blog header!

Joanna said...

Wow, it's beautiful there! I would love to go one day!!

Brooklyn said...

Wow!!!! That is quite the adventure - beautiful pictures! My husband loves hiking/camping/climbing rocks without ropes so this would be right up his alley...me - no thanks! Good for you for being such a trooper - you are a better partner than me, haha!

Laura Nelson said...

Kauai is my favorite place in the world! We just went there last year and it was amazing :) We only hiked to that first beach, but it was my favorite part of the trip, so incredibly beautiful :) Love you blog!

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