Thursday, July 07, 2005
More Hawaiian Photos - Kauai
Top: the falls shown at the beginning of the old TV series "Fantasy Island". Remember "de plane, de plane"?
Middle: a view from the Top of Mt. Waialeale, the wettest spot on earth at 451" per year, height 5,148 feet. This photo does not do it justice; when the sun is out, the canyon walls are emerald green and the water below is aqua and turquoise.
Bottom: A view of Waimea Canyon; truly spectacular and so unexpected in Hawaii, at least by me. It is very similar to the Grand Canyon, but there is a lot of vegetation, making it look very different in character.
Kauai is not a large island, and you could conceiveably tour all of it in two days. There is much to see and do there; the beaches are among the best in the world. Poipu beach, on the southern coast has been named the Travel Channel's #1 beach in the world. Close to that is a feature called "Spouting Horn", which is a "geyser" formed by an old lava flow. Every time the waves come into shore, the water is forced upward through a hole in the old lava, creating the spout.