Port Rating: Not Rated
Kauai was a place that intrigued me as this is where movies were made.
Car Hire day again, through some small historical villages and on our way to Waimea Canyon. We stopped at the old Russian Fort where we met up with the first of the chickens. Chickens what's he on about? During the 1990's there was a hurricane that scattered chickens from a farm all over the island and thats where they are today ALL over the island hundreds and hundreds of them no matter where you go you will find chickens.Anyway just next to the Russian Fort was the landing site of Capt James Cook who landed here in 1778, 8 years after discovering Australia thus my interest. After the Fort we proceeded to the canyon and what a site. Discribed as the Grand Canyon Of the Pacific and Grand it was.
The colour was also amazing. Went to a few other lookouts before turning around and heading back to town.
Continueing through town we continued North to view lookouts, Lighthouses, Wildlife rufuges. Beaches and the waves that come in on the Northern beaches are great. i could sit and watch them for hours. My Daughter tasted her first fresh Coconut milk straight from the nut here.
Day 2 was Chopper day. expensive to say the least but what can I say you live once. This day was packed with Gob smacking beauty we went early and got good weather that permitted us to see the tallest mountain on ther island which is also said to be the wettest place on earth. Jurassic Falls Na Pali Coast and many more inbetween. we Traveled with Mauna Loa Helicopters as this offered a 3 seat chopper and gauranteed to fly weather permitting as we were 3 as were the seats on the chopper.
I had heard of people booking but because all the seats were not sold they would not go until they all were. Also there are weight restrictions so if you are a little on the heavey side like some then wit5h this mob no worries they do up to 270lb where some cop out at 240 or 230lb.
We loved the chopper flight an hour well spent.
i could live here