I spent 5 weeks during the summer of 2011 WOOFing at Nectar Gardens on the island of Kauai, and had an ideal experience. My mornings (four days a week) were spent working along side and learning from a professor of agriculture and expert in bio-remediation. At noon, work would end and I–and my WOOfing buddies–would pluck lunch straight from the veggie patches and fruit orchards we had just tended.
My afternoons were spent lounging on Moloaa Bay–reading and meditating, or exploring the nooks and crannies of the island. During my time on Kauai, I gained invaluable knowledge and experience, witnessed the most beautiful landscapes I’ve ever laid my eyes on, tasted fruits I never knew existed, and made friends of exceptional character.
Before leaving the island, I embarked on a solo journey: a 3 day, 22 mile, round-trip hike along the Na pali coast. –One of the most challenging, rewarding experiences of my life, to-date. Along the way, I drank from crystal clear waterfalls, ate belly fulls of the guava fruits that littered my path, and had a few close calls with loose dirt and steep ledges. If you’re into adventure, I highly recommend this trek: http://www.kauaiexplorer.com/hiking_kauai/kalalau_hike.php
I look forward to returning to this magical Isle for more WWOOFing experiences.