Saturday, September 17, 2011

Kauai, Day 6, Part 2

These are mostly pics I took; Mrs. Drang was shooting video for most of this part of the day, and I haven't reviewed and edited as necessary yet. 

The seed pods on this plant were rattling in the wind.
I almost forgot there are no snakes in Hawai'i.


Like I said, a lot like the Southwest.




Pronounced "Why-AH-lay-AH-lay."
Averages 400+ inches of rain a year.
In 1992, thanks to Hurricane Iniki, it was over 700 inches.

Thalassa!  Thalassa!  LOL


Niihau, "The Forbidden Isle."

Edited to correct pronunciation of Mount Wai'Ale'Ale.


2 comments:

DirtCrashr said...

Gorgeous views!!! We had the VOG in and canyon visibility was down to only 200-yards. Since itwas opaque and smelled smokey too, we did a boat trip around the NaPali cliffs, and snorkeled off Niihau - the channel through there is real bumpy!

Drang said...

It's pretty spectacular. If I were 30 years younger I'd be hankering to come back and backpack the canyon and kayak the Na Pali Coast. No way I'm up to hiking this terrain, or paddling a kayak under these conditions any more.