KAUAI: FROM WETTEST SPOT ON EARTH TO MAGICAL SUNSET SAIL

PREAMBLE

When it comes to Hawaiian islands, Elizabeth and I like cats. We like to leave our scent on each about once every a year or two.  So before we head back to Arizona for the summer, we are planning to spend this coming weekend on Kauai.

Waialeale Blue Hole

Friday: Trip to the Wettest Spot on Earth

On Friday, we hope to go on a combination 4WD tour and a hike to the wettest spot on earth – the Blue Hole in the Waialeale crater. For those of you who remember the 1993 movie “Jurassic Park,” that’s where it was filmed.

479106190_309bd49975“We’ll drive right up to the T-Rex pen, and will walk from there,” said Mike, the tour guide and owner of the company that takes people to the wettest spot on Earth.

In preparation for it, Elizabeth and I will be watching tonight the “Jurassic Park” again. So we’d know what to expect when we get to the T-Rex pen. 🙂

That will be the “Mauka” (Mountain in Hawaiian) portion of our Kauai adventures.  Weather permitting, of course. Which is always a big question mark when it comes to plans made by mice and men that can be washed out in minutes by flash floods at the wettest spot on earth.

Saturday: Na Pali Sunset Sail

Then for Saturday afternoon and evening, we booked a sunset sail on a catamaran up and down the  Na Pali cost.  Assuming, of course, we return from the T-Rex pens unharmed the day before. 🙂

That will be the “Makai” (Beach-Ocean) portion of our Kauai adventures.

Of course, we will probably end up doing a lot of other things on a spur of the moment as we usually do. But these two trips are the two anchors for this long weekend.

I am not taking my computer on this trip. So stand by for my usual travelogues after we get back in Sunday afternoon.

Here are some Kauai shots to whet your appetite. Aloha!

Hanalei Bay DSCF4146 slide_338262_3446099_free

Eliz Jurassic Park Kauai map Bob Jurassic Park

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DAY 1, APR 23 – HIGH SURF WELCOMES US TO OUR KAUAI ADVENTURE

DAY 2, APR 24 – TRIP TO THE WETTEST SPOT ON EARTH, JURASSIC PARK, LAZY BEACH AFTERNOON

DAY 3, APR 25 – MAGICAL SUNSET SAIL: BLUE HOLE OPENS UP IN STORMY SKY TO LET SUNSHINE IN

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PAST KAUAI TAVELOGUES

Also see OUR KAUAI ADVENTURES 2013 (KAYAKING ON HANALEI RIVER, BAY… SNORKELING ON HIDDEN BEACH… HULA IN KAPAA… RUSSIAN FORT SUNSET – ALL IN ONE LONG DAY)

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