Kauai

Kauai is "Green Hawaii"
and boasts one of the wettest spots on Earth.

We decided to treat ourselves to a helicopter ride.

The views were incredible.
(Left) The waterfall featured in the opening sequence of Jurassic Park I.
(Middle) Beach with rocky outcrop featurd in South Pacific and a James Bond film.
(Right) Incredible views of the inaccessible Na Pali cliffs.

We did some great walking in the Waimea Canyon, known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.

Another place to do some great walking was the Na Pali cliffs, at least the part you CAN get to!

At the end of the walk was a beautiful (but very dangerous) beach, Kalalau.

On one of the Southern beaches was a monk seal, who gave birth there two days after we left.

"The Plane, The Plane Boss!"
Anyone remember anything about Fantasy Island except that quote?

And last, but not least, time to relax in a hammock by the hotel pool.

And on to the Big Island of Hawai'i