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.

19 comments:

Guppyman said...

I almost lived on Kauai, though I've never been there. My mom almost bought a hotel and was going to set me up running it. Wouldn't that have been nice.....

Anyway- Michele says Howdy!

Cristie said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog, I love your pictures!! Beautiful. And I like your childhood pictures too, I really want to get a scanner or something to share my photos. I have family that live in Durham so I know Raleigh pretty well. Wish I knew Kauai as well LOL. Have a good day.

Jody said...

Awesome pictures!

I love Kauai. My husband and I got married in the Wainiha Valley and we go back every couple of years.
Heaven on earth!

Jamie Dawn said...

I'd love to go there someday.
We went to Maui several years ago, and it was wonderful. Love the pics!

-xtessa- said...

i showed my hubby your hawaii pictures and he's determined that we go there soon! LOL! besides, he has a cousin living there now, so all more the reason to visit! ehehehe!

Erica said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures!

I don't know if you visit trinamick's blog, so I'm pasting a link to a Bridezilla story she wrote, that I thought you might appreciate.
http://trinamick.blogspot.com/2005/06/would-you-like-some-salt-with-that-arm.html

Happy Friday!

Melody said...

Ah yes, de plane, de plane! Terrific photo... Hawaii really does look lovely, I must put it onto my list of places to visit.

Have a great weekend, here via our friend Michele.

Zee said...

I've never been to Kauai (been to Maui and the big Isle) but have always wanted to go. SO beautiful!

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by my site! Love the photos. What an amazing time.

Bernadette said...

It's no Mt. St. Helens!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I saw one of those ocean spout things down around Ensenada, Mexico, called "Bufadora" (sp?). Was nice to get sprayed on a hot day. That was the same day my wife found a six-shooter tucked among the rugs in a Mexican gift shop. We didn't steal a rug.

Robin said...

I am not jealous. Nope. Not me. Not.At.All. :)

millennium hippies said...

gorgeous! i've never been to hawaii. but i certainly do remember fantasy island and Tattoo!!! :) i used to LOVE that show as a kid!!

poopie said...

you're making me have a beach attack judy. with no hope in sight...*sigh*

Carmi said...

These pictures so make me want to get on a plane and hang around there for a very long time.

I'm back via Michele's tonight. I've been quiet on the blogging/commenting front for the past couple of weeks due to some serious work commitments, and am glad I've gotten to reconnect with you and yours.

Kevin said...

I've been to Oahu, which is gorgeous except for about 3/4 of Honolulu, which is kind of seedy. Maui's where I'd like to go.

Here again via the Michele Express.

Lora said...

Hawaii, San Francisco, summertime you are feeding by desire for a nice get away. Very nice photos.

Stopping over from Michele's

Weary Hag said...

Judy, I'll send this out and just keep my fingers crossed that you receive it. My Blogger is acting up and it stopped sending me email notifications as of last week (for comments on my posts). I've also left several comments this past week and they don't seem to "stay put." Grrr.
Anyway, I actually had occasion to speak to Herve Villachaiz (Da plane, da plane)on the telephone back when I lived in Las Vegas. Not surprisingly, he sounded EXACTLY as he did on that show.
Thanks for that happy memory!

Your photos are divine!

vicki said...

I've been playing catch-up here but these pictures are what I came back hoping for more of- thank you! This is definitely a place where God lives.