We tried to make a point of stopping every evening to watch the sunset while we were in Hawaii, so our second evening on Kauai, we drove out to Ke'e Beach.
We'd been there ten years ago but only to hike a little of the Kalalau Trail. I can't say that we really checked out the beach. Our loss.
We got there just as the sunset colors were starting to get serious. We meandered our way down the beach, looking back to take a few shots along the way, catching a surfer against the sun, a bird dodging the surf, lovers posing for their sunset pictures.
We finally got out to a "good spot" (they were all good) and sat back to watch the show. It was unbelievable. I love to watch sunsets and even sunrises on occasion. I consider myself a bit of a connoisseur. This one ranked up there with the best.
The waves were breaking against the cliffs of the Na Pali coast, sending up just enough spray to make everything look magical. Anything could have happened in those few minutes. The colors changed from yellows to reds to lavenders to finally almost dark. The sun slowly sank below the waves. And we were at peace. That is the moment I look back on when I need to regain a little bit of perspective now that we're home and firmly back in the daily hustle and bustle.