I suck at beaches.

...and just at vacations in general.

But when I'm presented with the chance to go somewhere mellow, relaxing, beachy, I have this tendency to find a way to make it hard and moderately miserable.
A month in Kauai meant some time on white sand beaches, some time trying to surf, but mostly getting excited for,
preparing for, indulging in, and recovering from a few days of walking along the Kalalau Trail on the Napali Coast.
If you don't know what this trail is, just picture the prettiest coastline ever...and then picturing me walking along it.
Okay, now you get it.