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Chickens on kauai

  OK--Vern is home and the rest of this blog may not quite be the real order chronolically that we did things but thats OK--We did it all at one time or another and had fun.

  The first thing I had to ask Vern was where did all these chickens come from.  After years of veterinary school I picked right up on that this whole island was covered in chickens.  Ugly chickens, regular chickens and as chickens go, some very pretty chickens.--In the back yard, roadkill, golf course, ext--you get the idea.

Anyway he informed me that at one time farmers had chicken, sporting ???people had fighting chickens and some people had show chickens.  Anyway a hurricane comes along and all these chickens get loose and inbreed with native chickens which are protected so you can not just go out and kill them and they have taken over the island--I may be exaggerating a little but you get the idea.

Waimea canyon
  Since this is so interesting I will include some pictures of these chickens.

One day on our siteseeing  Vern and Mimi took us to the west side of the islands to see Waime Canyon which Mark Twain called the Grand Canyon of the Pacfic.  Being from Arizonia not so sure of that but is really a beautifull place and well worth seeing.  We have many pictures taken from the road turn-offs in Kahee State Park which shows its beauty.  Looking the other direction from one turn off we could see down into one of the valleys (Honopu valley) which is part of the Napali Coast I will talk about later.

I have a number of pictures of the canyon taken from the rim road and will later show pictures from a helicopter ride over and down into the canyon.

After seeing Waime Canyon we drove back to the coast and drove north on a dirt-gravel road to Polohale Beach.

Waipoo waterfall in Waimea canyon
  Interesting ride through old sugar cane fields.  Polohale beach is 3 miles long and ends up against cliffs of the Napali coast.  The Napali coast is a combination of cliffs and valleys along the NW coast of Kauai.  Many Hawaiians lived in these valleys until the 1940's-50's but moved out of them as the only way to get to their homes was by sea or a long hike(10-15 miles or more) by way of the Kalalau trail whose trailhead started from the north shore(  will talk about this trail later)  In 2007 Ann and I took a sunset cruise along this coast and it was beautifull.  Will include pictures then

We had a late picnic lunch in a shelter and headed home.

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Chickens on kauai
Chickens on kauai
Waimea canyon
Waimea canyon
Waipoo waterfall in Waimea canyon
Waipoo waterfall in Waimea canyon
proud rooster
proud rooster
proud rooser
proud rooser
chickens on Polihale beach
chickens on Polihale beach
Waimea canyon
Waimea canyon
Waimea canyon
Waimea canyon
Ann-gentry Waimea canyon
Ann-gentry Waimea canyon
Waimea canyon
Waimea canyon
Waimea canyon
Waimea canyon
Henalei valley with fog--Napali co…
Henalei valley with fog--Napali c…
Waipoo waerfall in Waimea canyon
Waipoo waerfall in Waimea canyon
Waimea canyon
Waimea canyon
Waimea canyon-Waipoo falls
Waimea canyon-Waipoo falls
Waimea canyon
Waimea canyon
Waimea canyon
Waimea canyon
picnic in shelter-Polhale beach
picnic in shelter-Polhale beach
Polihalw beach
Polihalw beach
Polihale beach with beginning of N…
Polihale beach with beginning of …
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