Friday, September 16, 2011

Kauai, Day 6, Part 1

Today started off with the aerial tour, an hour, about, and then we drove up Waimea Canyon, "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific", a phrase often attributed (apparently inaccurately) to Sam Clemens.

Between us we took nearly 300 photos or videos.  Part one will be the aerial tour, part two the drive up Waimea Canyon.  I haven't yet reviewed all of the video that Mrs. Drang shot, so I'm not sure if that will be a third post.  (At least, using the camcorder out of the water, it doesn't bob about with the current...)

Mrs. Drang sat on the right hand side of the plane, I on the left.  We were all the way in the back--I had legroom, so that was good.  All the sights were on the right side of the aircraft, so that was bad--I had to shoot past Mrs. Drang.

The brown is live coral.

It rained today. 
It rains nearly every day on Kauai.
The upside is, lots of waterfalls and rainbows!

Waimea Falls from the air.

I believe the pilot said they were growing corn.

The view down into Waimea Canyon.

We have now left the dry portion of the island...

Waimea Canyon reminds me a lot of the American Southwest.

This cliff face reminds me of Minbari.  Mrs. Drang doesn't see it...

Kinda meta:  Taking a picture of Mrs. Drang taking a picture...

1 comment:

DirtCrashr said...

Oh holy cow! After that the Rum tour would be pure ice-cream.