A Walk through Paradise – in Waimea Valley!

Need to get away?  Come with me for a walk in Waimea Valley!

Tucked away on Oahu’s North Shore, across from Waimea Bay,

you’ll find Waimea Valley,  a valley deeply rooted in Hawaiian history,  and Oahu’s last intact ahupua’a, a traditional Hawaiian land parcel extending from the mountains to the ocean.

It’s 80 degrees as we enter the gardens, home to 5,000 unique plants from Hawaii and around the world.

Close your eyes and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin.

Listen to the flowing stream.

Rest awhile under the trees

then follow the paths beneath them

absorbing the beauty and color of the flowers around you.

Walk slowly, stopping to enjoy the unexpected,

until you arrive at the falls

and plunge into its cool waters.

 

Do you feel better, now?

I do!

~ Susanne

6 Comments on “A Walk through Paradise – in Waimea Valley!

  1. Terrific tour – thanks for taking us along! I think, as we hunker down to wait out this pandemic, it’s great to share uplifting stories that inspire and remind us of the beauty around us!

  2. With our travel plans postponed for the first part of the year, I am looking forward to feed my wanderlust by reading more travel posts about different places around the world. Although we are not going anywhere anytime soon due to the coronavirus, a girl can still dream! Thanks for sharing and stay safe 😊 Aiva

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