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.


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.