Fri, 26 February 2010
Let's take a look at some of the sights around the island of Kauai starting in Waimea Town and going all the way to the end of the road at the base of the Napali cliffs on the north shore of the island where the road dead ends at Ke'e beach park.
First is a tour of the beach cottage where I stayed in Waimea Town. Check out Inn Waimea at www.innwaimea.com. The cottage was three houses from the beach and you could hear the surf in the living room at night.
The Captain Cook monument is also located in Waimea.
Between Waimea and Poipu are the salt ponds which stand as a testiment to the old ways of deriving salt from the sea.
In Poipu along the crags of the volcanic shore the sea enters following a tube up to the surface. The water pushes the air forcefully expelling it with a whistle and a whoosh!
The Kilauea Point Wildlife Refuge houses a lighthouse used to guide the ships at sea and is home to a number of birds including the red-footed boobie, Laysan Albatross and wedge-tailed shears. The lighthouse was decomissioned in 1976 to be replaced by automated beacons.
Lastly we travel as far as we can on State Highway 560 stopping at the wet and dry caves before arriving at Ke'e Beach.
Hope you enjoy!