|Approaching Kenutu and Lolo|
|Pass between Omuna and Kenutu|
|Surf crashing on the reef|
|A noddy nods off on Silhouette's bow pulpit|
|Pass at sunset|
We found the trail (entrance near the southern end of Kenutu Island) without much difficulty and quickly crossed the narrow island to its east side. Here, the trail forked, so we ended up taking both forks in order to see the most territory we could. The east coast of Kenutu appealed to both Patrick and I. I think the rugged coastline reminded us a little bit of the coast at home in the Pacific Northwest.
There were rocky coves and blowholes.
|Rocky cove on Kenutu's east side|
|The Pacific ocean meets Kenutu|
|Tidepools on a rocky headland|
There were weathered trees and wood, reminiscent of Big Sur.
|Pine grove on the ridge|
|Wood as a wave|
There was nautical flotsam.
|Another rocky cove along the way|
But of course Kenutu's east coast had a tropical twist. There were living coral reefs just offshore...
|You can see the coral heads just under the ocean's surface|
....and pandanus groves thrived in the red volcanic soil.
|Dry volcanic soil|
|Patrick in the pandanus grove|
After exploring the east side, we came back over the island and checked out the pass between Umuna and Kenutu at low tide.
|Silhouette at anchor as seen from Kenutu|
|Tidepools on the reef|
|Brittle star legs peeking out of rocky crevices|
|Kirsten in the tidepools...some things never change!|