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May 3, 2015 - Lihue, Kauai

FOBTs, Here I am on the "Garden Isle" of Kauai, Hawaii. Actually, this island has many faces with different parts getting tremendously differing amounts of rain and thus having different climates. One part only gets 10-15 inches of rain per year and is arid while Mt. Waialeale is allegedly the wettest place on earth getting more than 460 inches of rain each year. We landed at the port of Nawiliwili, and the ventriloquist of yesterday evening's entertainment had fun with that name. Rather, his dummy, Mr. Long Nose, did. Nawiliwili harbor is...

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May 6, 2014 - Kaua'i - The Garden Isle

Overnight, we sailed north from Kailua-Kona to Kaua'i and, by the time we were up and about and eating breakfast, we were sailing into Nawiliwili Bay. The strange name is said to be in honor of the wiliwili tree which once grew here. Kaua'i is known as the Garden Isle and it's easy to see why: very lush green tropical vegetation and lots of agriculture; it has its share of beautiful beaches too. It's impossible to do it all in one day in port so we decided to opt for a tour to Waimea Canyon. First stop in Hanapepe for a coffee break and...

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Dec 24, 2010 - Kauai - Day 2

Well, since my curtains were closed I ended up sleeping until 11 o'clock!!! I was kind of bummed cause I wanted to get up and go kayaking by the waterfalls, Oh well! We departed Kauai at 1:30, so I just moved from my bed to a lounge chair by the pool. There was a lot of activity going on around the pool, so it was fun. I saw these two ladies working on a puzzle and I had to take a picture cause it reminded me of when I was little and would help my sister Colleen every Christmas Eve on her new puzzle of the year. I guess other families have...

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Dec 23, 2010 - Kauai

Okay, today is finally the day! I am going skydiving from 10,000 feet!! So one of the staff members of the skydive company, Kristal, picked me up at the dock. While I was waiting for her, I saw a rooster crossing the road, I had to laugh and think of all the jokes we hear about an animal crossing the road. Anyways, I finally see Kristal and we head to the south part of the island near Port Allen. I made small talk with her on the way there and found out she is orginally from Champagne, IL. Anyways, we take the scenic route there. It was a...

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Jan 26, 2008 - Kauai: Day 1

We took a great tour today on the island of Kauai. It was called "Hollywood in Hawaii" and our guides took us to numerous spots where movies, tv shows, commercials, etc had been filmed. It was very interesting to hear about all of the details and how Hollywood "fixes" locations to look like what they want. The most interesting spot was the old Cocoa Palms Resort. In its day, this was the place to stay on Kauai. In 1992, a hurricane destroyed a large part of it, and it has never re-opened. We were allowed to walk through some of the old...

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Sep 28, 2006 - Nawiliwili, Kauai

Although Kauai is known for having the most rain in the Hawaiian Island chain, we had our best weather day there so far. We toured the Garden Isle with a woman I thought of as Rambo-ette. She was muscular and stocky and wore combat boots and camoflage patterned short shorts. When we first met her she chatted about helping her husband split rocks with a sledge hammer, carry logs down the mountain, and shoot goats during hunting season. But then she also talked about her extensive career traveling the world as a Polynesian dancer. (See the...

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Nov 5, 2004 - Now in Kauai, Hawaii

Hmmm - I am having trouble remembering where I am and where I have been with all this island hopping! I arrived in Kauai today for a few days, a much smaller island than Big Island but green, wet and volcanic nonetheless. I am staying right on the beach where snorkelling should be good but its been raining and the ocean (as they say here) is rather churned up so will have to wait for the waters to calm to do that or to dive. So tomorrow I am taking an island tour to see a bit of the place. Really hard here again without a car and I would...

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