And this is Kauai. It’s the oldest and westernmost of the principal islands. It’s where they take helicopter rides to look at the mountains and valleys. It’s sparsely populated. Here is my first view of Hawaii.
One of the big attractions is the World Famous Spouting Horn.
You’ve seen one spouting horn you’ve seen them all. But the Waimea Canyon is really spectacular:
When my wife and I retired, we got jobs on Kauai. Our plan was for it be an extended holiday. After about 6 months, we headed home. What they say about island fever is true. We had seen and done everything you can on the island. It is a beautiful island, but you can do a lot there in about 2 weeks.
You’re right, there’s nothing much but scenery on Kauai. Junky houses, and not too many. Lots and lots of chickens.
Oh ya, I forgot about the chickens. They were everywhere!
I never imagined how beautiful. Also the scenery.
Pictures don’t do the Waimea Canyon justice. It is really spectacular. A helicopter ride would have been wonderful, but that’s a couple thou.
Been years since we’ve been to Kauai – but just loved the helicopter ride over the canyon. I hope you were able to do it. Back then we had to think hard about spending $75 on the trip, but it was worth every penny. It is the “Garden Isle.”
Then we spent a month each winter (getting out of the “Big Dark” in Seattle) in Kihei on Maui – more to do and a volcano to boot. Then stopped when we bought a winter place in Arizona. Now that we’re full-time AZ, we need to leave in the summer…. and it’s back to Maui!
Very expensive there. It must have been long long ago that you took the copter. We4 had to bypass Maui, the seas were too rough. I was disappointed.
I’m old (but not as old as you, Bud), so it WAS a long time ago. Sad that you missed Maui, my favorite. Hope you got to Molokai instead.
Nope. Just Kauai,Oahu And Hawaii. Maui was too rough.
Pierre…. the dehydrated Frenchman….
Oldie but goodie.