More of the pics.

You may have perused the gallery already, but for those who haven’t and those who wondered what they were looking at…here’s a few more with commentary.

Opaekaa Falls

Opaeka'a Falls - The house at the top of the falls is actually for sale. $4.25 Million and it's YOURS!

Wailua Falls - You might recognize it as the waterfall from Fantasy Island.

Wailua Falls - You might recognize it as the waterfall from "Fantasy Island".

Of all the waterfalls on the island, the ones below were my favorite.  These falls are about 3 miles from Hanalei, where the picture was taken.  If you look at the full size picture in the gallery, you’ll see a few baby waterfalls to each side of the big one in the middle.  The top of this mountain gets over 400 inches of rain a year, it’s one of the wettest spots on earth.

Waterfalls decend from the clouds.

Waterfalls descend from the clouds.

On the northeast side of the island, not too far from where we stayed was a really cool lighthouse.  Relics from the past like this I just fall in love with.  The mechanism that turned the lens is like the oversized hanging weights you’d see in a grandfather clock.  Keepers had to rewind the mechanism every 3 1/2 hours, 365 days a year.

The area is also a wildlife refuge home to tons of birds called “red footed boobies”.  Ha ha!  From here we also saw a sea turtle, and caught a quick glimpse of some dolphins.

Kilauea lighthouse from afar.  Its like a postcard!

Kilauea lighthouse from afar. It's like a postcard!

The lighthouse was retired in the 70s and replaced by the new light beacon you can see on the left.

The lighthouse was retired in the 70's and replaced by the new light beacon you can see on the left.

That a lot o glass!

That a lot o' glass!

There were all sorts of choices for food.  We had a little bit of everything from Taco Bell (which was about the same price as back home) to some really nice places we sure couldn’t afford to eat at all the time!  One of our favorite hangouts was Nawiliwili Harbor.  There were several open air restaurants there.  We stopped by Duke’s Canoe Club and I had some fish tacos, and Andrea had a burger and a tasty drink called a Lavaflow.  Beautiful views, and very relaxing!

The view from our table at Dukes Canoe Club.

The view from our table at Duke's Canoe Club.

Andreas Lavaflow at Dukes.

Andrea's Lavaflow at Dukes.

Back on the north side of the island was another nice beach at Haena.  We came out here late one afternoon caught a few rays, waded in the small waves, and caught an awesome sunset over the hills.

Haena Beach looking east.

Haena Beach looking east.

Andrea watching the sun start to set.

Andrea watching the sun start to set.

Just God, lettings us lease some early time in Heaven.

Just God, lettings us lease some early time in Heaven.

And that’s all for today.  Tomorrow some south shore pics, and hopefully a few videos!

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Posted on September 2, 2008, in Hells Yeah!, Milestones, Travel. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. B-E-A-UTIFUL! Actually beautiful doesn’t even begin to describe it I’d say breath taking, and that’s just the pictures! I’m sure it was amazing being there. Love the caption on the last picture “Just God, letting us lease some early time in Heaven.”

    P.S. Yes I understand the “whatevers” now and have begun taking on the attitude myself… a little. Once in a while I get some hope and then I ask myself “did you just start working here yesterday?” and I’m back.

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