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North America » United States » Hawaii » Kaua'i » Napali Coast November 14th 2017

Had a home made salad earlier where we picked up an avocado laying about where we are staying. Thanks Hawaii. In other news we took another chopper flight today and thought we would share a few pictures. Unless we see something surprising over the next few days the Guinea Pigs are off the hook in having to look at more pictures. Thanks for the assist. Bird & HP.... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Kaua'i » Napali Coast July 27th 2015

We woke up on our own at 5:30am this morning. Still getting over the time change, we decided to walk down to the beach at our resort to watch the sunrise from Waipouli Beach. It was gorgeous. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. We got a late start hitting the road, half intentionally (since the views of the Na Pali coast are most vivid in the afternoon hours) and half because we’re going at our own island pace. It was 10:00am when we hit the road going east on route 50 toward Hanalei Bay beach and then the Na Pali coast hike entrance at Ke’e beach. We’re going to hike 4 miles each way (8 miles round trip) up to the 300’ secluded Hanakapia’I Falls. As we got closer to Hanalei Bay, we can see ... read more
Beautiful white sands of Hanalei Beach
The Na Pali Coast
Kalalau Trail on the Na Pali Coast

North America » United States » Hawaii » Kaua'i » Napali Coast June 16th 2015

We arrived at the airport and were very excited about our flight over the island of Kauai until we were told we had to be weighed in! Now we have been on a cruise for 88 days so I was nervous because the clothes are not fitting the way they did. Fortunately only the office person sees the results and after doing her calculations we were told that collectively we were fine. After a big sigh of relief we were on our way. What a thrill to see this most unusual and beautiful island from the air. There is a stretch of shoreline that can only be seen by air or boat and it was breathtaking. We flew for an hour and snapped photos like crazy as we oohed and aahed. Back on the ground, the ... read more
Ready to Fly
Ready to Board
Jerry Helped!

North America » United States » Hawaii » Kaua'i » Napali Coast July 4th 2013

Kaua'i is adventure wonderland for two landlocked citizens of Denver, Colorado! Days 1-3: After missing our flight from Denver to Phoenix and being rerouted through LAX, then renting a car with an empty tank only to drive the "alternate route" through an unlit backroad, we needed a couple of days to unwind. It all started with a delicious Mai Tai and Fish Tacos at Dukes in Lihue. We used these first days to prep for our epic camping adventure. There was a Costco on the island, we made several trips to Kmart, bought a cooler, a summer weight sleeping bag, beach towels, cheapo sunglasses, etc. (Coolers are approved for checked luggage, and TSA wraps it up for you at the airport, by the way.) Each errand awarded us a local surprise like the delicious freshly caught ... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Kaua'i » Napali Coast December 15th 2012

Waimea Canyon is one of the most amazing places I have ever seen. Just like a huge valley, a crack in a mountain, a fractured and scarred valley. Just an amazing sight. Kalalau Lookout is another one of these incredibly beautiful places on Kauai. Just beautiful. I will not write too many words about it. Just look at the pictures and you will understand me.... read more
Rainbow at Hanapepe Valley Lookout
Looking up into Waimea Canyon
Waimea Canyon Lookout

North America » United States » Hawaii » Kaua'i » Napali Coast July 14th 2012

Aloha Everyone! We had a serious hiking day today and thought it would be a good idea to take a video of the aftermath! Hope you enjoy the video and pictures. Yesterday, we kicked off our day by going to Wake Up Cafe for a hearty local breakfast. The french toast & spam and cheese omelette were amazing! Next, we went to visit both the dry (Maniniholo) and wet (Kee Beach) caves in Haena. We swam at the Kauluapaoa Beach & tested out our snorkeling masks (Mr. & Mrs. Snorkel-Dork have arrived to Hawaii!). The water had strong waves and the shore drops off quickly into deeper water, which is expected along the North Shore. Later on we went to the Farmer's Market in Kiluaea to pick up fresh mangoes and papayas. Then around nightfall we ... read more
Emily in the Wet Cave
Wet Cave 2
Going into the Dry Cave

North America » United States » Hawaii » Kaua'i » Napali Coast June 12th 2012

12th – 16th June ’12 Kauai After our very brief flight we were soon landing at Lihue Airport of Kauai. We picked up our rucksacks and walked outside to the car rental office, a bit of paperwork and a short shuttle bus drive and we were at the Enterprise office and in our hire car –a Dodge, which made me laugh. We found our accommodation – the Kauai Sands quite easily, it is a kind of giant motel, has a beach with very, very big rough waves and warning signs and a pool which has seen better days. Our room is nice, clean and has a fridge but the bed is full of springs. After dropping of our stuff we went out for a look around and found the Coconut Grove shopping centre just a couple ... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Kaua'i » Napali Coast June 4th 2012

In all my life I’ve never looked at a landscape with my own eyes and thought it looked photoshopped; the colors a little too saturated a little too vibrant, rendering it too good to be true. I never would have believed it possible before I laid eyes on Kalalau Valley during the golden hour. I had first seen it in photographs and it was love at first sight, hovering at the top of my to-do list for the past few years, and now here I was. Those photographs I had seen in books and on the internet had drawn me here to one of the best views on Earth. But it wasn’t as simple as that; much of the research had said that with Kauai being one of the wettest places on earth, the valley would ... read more
Makua Beach
Wailua Beach sunrise
Polihale Beach

North America » United States » Hawaii » Kaua'i » Napali Coast March 11th 2011

The video here shows that the transients from all the Tsunami wave effects had not yet died out and were still very much ongoing. The first Tsunami wave from Japan was estimated to be a 2 meter wave or increase in sea level, but was to arrive at 3:07am on 11 Mar 2011. This video was shot at around noon that same day, so just less than 9 hours after the first effects of the Tsunami were to be seen.... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Kaua'i » Napali Coast December 8th 2010

Saturday 12-4 We rised and shined at 5am (ugh) and said our goodbyes to Miranda :o( We started the 11 mile hike thru the Na Pali coast at about 7am and all seemed to be going well for the first few miles until my left knee decided it wasn’t going to bend or allow any weight on it anymore. I think I sprained my knee or did something to it last week in San Francisco over Thanksgiving. The pain went away before we started our trip, so I figured it was fine. But ugh, that sh*t hurts now! We made the decision to keep going and after limping another 8 miles or so, we made it to Kalalau Beach. How to describe the trail? The pali (cliffs) are breath taking and the top-down views of the ... read more
Na Pali Coast
Warning Sign
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