Sea caves, flowers and chickens from Kauai’s north shore…
And yet a bit more of Kauai’s north shore…
After Kamokila Hawaiian village, we toured around the north shore of Kauai, just looking at whatever was there to see.
Our next stop after Wailua Falls was Kamokila Hawaiian village. This is a partially reconstructed/restored site of a village abandoned around the end of the nineteenth century and rediscovered by accident in recent years. Some portions of the site, such as the temple, remain undisturbed amid the vegetation. Other portions have been reconstructed, and serve as a walking museum.
After old town Hanapepe we wandered around the southeast coast of the island, heading ultimately toward the north shore. Passing through Lihue, we visited Wailua Falls.
After the sugar mill, we popped through old town Hanapepe. The place held a certain charm.
Driving back from Waimea, we stopped to look at another abandoned sugar mill we’d spotted on the way out.
Past the town of Waimea, we turned off the highway and drove up toward Waimea Canyon. Mark Twain described this as “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, which is a pretty neat trick on an island 30 miles wide. As it happens, I agree with him.
After leaving the Steampunk Dream House [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] behind,
The site is a lot more interesting to read about than to look at. No preservation work has been done, and the walls of the fort are in perilous shape. Still, we wandered around poking at construction equipment, graffiti, and, yes, chickens.
Our Saturday in Kauai was long and complex, so I’m going to break down the photo blog posts into sections.
The day started out with a trip to the Spouting Horn. A pleasant little park around a protected bit of coastline, it featured some fairly typical Kauai sights.
Such as palm trees. (more…)
Various photos of our Napa Li Coast cruise on Kauai. (more…)