Panoramic Views of Kauai, Hawaii

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Waimea Canyon, The Grand Canyon of the Pacific, on Kauai from Safari Helicopters.

Since Kauai was our favorite island in the State of Hawaii to visit, I thought I'd post our panoramic photos separately.  Sorry if there was some bleed-over on a couple of the shots due to the cheap disposable panoramic camera I used.  The island is so beautiful--although it had been even more so before hurricane Iniki hit the island (See Wikipedia entry below).  Attached with this blog are some photos of the Napali Coastline and Waimea Canyon from our Safari Helicopter ride, sunsets and waves on the Beaches of Barking Sands, and the North Shore of Kauai.

Hurricane Iniki (11 September 1992) (pronounced [ɪniki]) (Hawaiian for strong and piercing wind[1]) was the most powerful hurricane to strike the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi and the Hawaiian Islands in recorded history. Forming during the strong El Niño of 1991–1994, Iniki was one of eleven Central Pacific tropical cyclones during the 1992 season.

Mount Waiʻaleʻale near the center of the island, 5,148 feet (1,569 m) is the wettest spot on Earth with an annual average rainfall of 460 inches (11,700 mm) on Kauai from Safari Helicopters.
The eye of Hurricane Iniki passed directly over the island of Kauaʻi on September 11, 1992, as a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. It was the first hurricane to hit the state since Hurricane Iwa in the 1982 season, and the first major hurricane since Hurricane Dot in 1959.  Iniki caused around $1.8 billion (1992 US dollars) in damage and six deaths. At the time, Iniki was among the costliest United States hurricanes, and it remains one of the costliest hurricanes on record in the eastern Pacific. The storm struck just weeks after Hurricane Andrew—the costliest tropical cyclone ever at the time—struck the U.S. state of Florida.  Because of well-deployed warnings, Iniki caused only six deaths. Damage was greatest on Kauaʻi, where the hurricane destroyed over 1,400 houses and severely damaged over 5,000. Though not directly in the path, Oʻahu still experienced moderate damage from storm surge.  [From Wikipedia]

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North Shore of Kauai from Safari Helicopters.

Kauaʻi, or Kauai, also known as the "Garden Isle" lies 105 miles (170 km) across the Kaua'i Channel northwest from Oahu.

The Nā Pali Coast runs for 16 miles (26 km) of rugged terrain along the northwest side of Kauai.  The Na Pali coast extends southwest starting at Ke'e Beach all the way to Polihale State Park.  Kauai is also the oldest inhabited Island of Hawaii. The pali, or "cliffs", rise as high as 4,000 ft (1,200 m) above the Pacific Ocean. The Na Pali Coast state park was formed to protect the Kalalau Valley where the first people settled in Hawaii from Polynesia.

Why are there so many waterfalls?  The highest peak on this mountainous island is Kawaikini at 5,243 feet (1,598 m).[4] The second highest peak is Mount Waiʻaleʻale near the center of the island, 5,148 feet (1,569 m) above sea level.  One of the wettest spots on Earth, with an annual average rainfall of 460 inches (11,700 mm), is located on the east side of Mount Waiʻaleʻale.  The high annual rainfall has eroded deep valleys in the central mountains, carving out canyons with many scenic waterfalls.  [From Wikipedia]

The place we stay at on Kauai, Barking Sands PMRF, is located in a dry and sunny part of the island.  Although it may rain quite a bit up in the mountains of Hawaii, the shoreline is usually dry throughout the entire State of Hawaii.

Jenny's waterfall pictures from Safari Helicopters over Kauai, Hawaii.  Mount Waiʻaleʻale is 5,148 feet (1,569 m) and the "Wettest Spots on Earth" with an annual average rainfall of 460 inches (11,700 mm).
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Sunset on Barking Sands PMRF, Kaua…
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Nā Pali Coast rugged 16 miles (26…
Nā Pali Coast rugged 16 miles (2…
Nā Pali Coast rugged 16 miles (26…
Nā Pali Coast rugged 16 miles (2…
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North Shore of Kauai and Keʻe Bea…
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Nā Pali Coast rugged 16 miles (26…
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Nā Pali Coast rugged 16 miles (2…
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Kauai Sights & Attractions review
We lived in Hawaii for 4 years and visited all the Islands of Hawaii. The best thing we did was book Safari Helicopters to see the thousands of water… read entire review
Kauai
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