Wow, Kauai is a beautiful place! One of the highlights of our time there was driving to Waimea Canyon State Park. The Waimea Canyon, located on the west side of Kauai, is also known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”. While it is not as big or as old as the Arizona one, we were awestruck by its beauty. It is 14 miles long, one mile wide and 3,600 feet deep. The canyon was
formed by the collapse of the volcano that created Kauai, as well as erosion caused by the Waimea River arising from extreme rainfall from Mount Wai’ale’ale, one of the wettest places on earth.
While viewing the canyon we heard the faint bleating of a mountain goat. We had to wait awhile but eventually caught a brief glimpse of him before he disappeared. Amazing how they can keep their footing on the canyon walls!
Another day we drove to Wailua Falls a popular tourist attraction, the falls drop 80 feet into a pool of water. The falls was used in the opening credits of “Fantasy Island”.
We loved going to restaurants with tropical settings.
Captain Cook landed two ships in Kauai in 1778 and called the islands “Sandwich Islands”.