February 28th, 2016 – Kauai, Hawaii (Day 3)

We drove over to the western part of the island to go to Waimea Canyon and Koke’e State Park. We wanted to get a different view of some of what we saw from the helicopter.  Waimea Canyon was dubbed “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific” by Mark Twain.  It is a large canyon, approximately ten miles long and up to 3,000 feet deep.   There are some hiking trails, but it is mostly inaccessible by foot or by car.

Koke’e State Park is located north of the canyon.  When we were in the helicopter our pilot told us that the nickname for the end of the road that runs through the park is “Disappointment Ridge”.  He told us that many people make the hour long drive because it is the only place to see the Na Pali coast without a boat or helicopter, only to find that it is covered in clouds.  We were very lucky, despite the clouds over the canyon, we were rewarded with a view of the Pacific Ocean and the Na Pali Coast (pictures 3, 4, 5 and 7).  We were very excited.

On the way back to our condo, we took a detour to the Kauai Coffee farm.  Sort of the Coca Cola museum for coffee in that you can try over 30 types of coffee.  Don really liked the Caramel Coconut and the Chocolate Macadamia Nut coffees.  He also found the ultimate cup of coffee (11th picture).  Kauai Coffee is the largest coffee farm in the U.S. and has over 4 million coffee trees.

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2 thoughts on “February 28th, 2016 – Kauai, Hawaii (Day 3)

  1. Judy

    What a trip!! My favorite one to tour with you…… Ha! Even though I am not a daily coffee person I think I probably would have chosen the same as Don. They sound DELICIOUS! I loved the flowers… waterfalls and scenes. We have been so happy with our sun room hibiscus this past week – it has had TWO big blooms every day for the past six days! Ironic that you are there and the blooms always remind me of Hawaii.

  2. Barbara

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    Leslie,

    Awesome pictures. So glad that you are having good weather and a fun time.

    Barb

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