2008 Kauai

Who: Anita and Charles
Where: Kauai, HI
When: August 29-September 5, 2008
Comment: Faced with a use-it-or-lose-it situation with a timeshare week banked with RCI, we were lucky to make a late exchange for The Cliffs at Princeville on the north coast of Kauai. We decided on the onset that we were just going to take it easy on this trip and just enjoy being in such a beautiful area. We did visit the Kilaeau Lighthouse and National Wildlife Reserve, where we saw many shearwaters and frigatebirds wheeling overhead, and Limahuli National Tropical Botantical Garden, which is dedicated to preserving native Hawaaian plants.

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Nene (Hawaiian geese), at one time very endangered and only found in Haleakala, now established in Kauai. This pair visited our condo every morning.

Kilaeau Lighthouse. The original lighthouse was built in 1913. It was replaced by the smaller light in the 1970s.

Shearwater nestling at the Kilaeau Bird Refuge. Yes, the nests are holes in the ground!

Anini Beach, early evening. The water is usually calm here thanks to an offshore reef.

Hanalei Valley, from the Princeville Lookout. The fields are flooded taro patches.

Anita with our friends Peter and Kathleen on the beach at Hanalei Bay. Peter and Kathleen live in Princeville.

Chas in the Manini-holo (Dry) Cave near Ha'ena Beach

Limahuli Botanical Garden

Alula, a peculiar native Kauai plant. Someone said it looks like a cabbage on a baseball bat.

Na Pali from Ke'e Beach, at sunset

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