Peaceful Kauai

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Pretty sunset

What a pretty sight out of the plane window. I remember the woman who was sitting in front of me saying, "This is as green as Ireland", I have never been to Ireland, but I have heard it referred to as the Emerald Isle, so I can only imagine how green it must be. Well, Kauai is beautiful and green, and we stayed in a guesthouse in the middle of a private rainforest, so got the chance to immerse ourselves in the lush green of this beautiful little island.

I was more in the mood to do stuff here, but there is not a lot to do. We took a drive from one end of the island to the other one day, stoped at Waimea canyon, Hawaii's own little version of the Grand Canyon.

Fields of Green
It may be smaller, however it is every bit as beautiful. We also took a little boat trip up the Wailua River to a lava rock grotto covered with tropical ferns. This was a wonderful little trip, but I do not have one photo of it, so I must have left the camera behind, or run out of film, what a pity.

As our helicopter ride on Hawaii was cut short, we decided to do one here. It was quite a bit of fun with the pilot playing a continuous track of Elvis songs through our headsets and giving a running commentary on all the sites of every Elvis scene ever filmed on Kauai. Elvis lives!

We visited a macadamia farm, but found out all the macadamias in Hawaii were imported from Australia. Good old Aussies, always sharing the best they have.

Speaking of Aussies sharing, I hope you enjoy the photos I do have of Kauai.

jennjeff1 says:
Kauai is our favorite of the Hawaiian Islands! Which helicopter company did you use?
~Jeff (and Jenny)
Posted on: May 14, 2008
yheleen says:
they are beautiful sights indeed :)
Posted on: May 13, 2008
Sweetski says:
I know I will :)
Posted on: May 13, 2008
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Pretty sunset
Pretty sunset
Fields of Green
Fields of Green
My idea of a great beach, hardly a…
My idea of a great beach, hardly …
Green and blue, these colours are …
Green and blue, these colours are…
Waimea Canyon
Waimea Canyon
Captain Cook statue - this is the …
Captain Cook statue - this is the…
One of the many pretty scenes on K…
One of the many pretty scenes on …
From our Helicopter ride
From our Helicopter ride
From our Helicopter ride
From our Helicopter ride
Kauai coast from our helicopter
Kauai coast from our helicopter
Kauai coast from our helicopter
Kauai coast from our helicopter
More fields of green
More fields of green
Kauai
photo by: hauteboy