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The Tiki Gods are Smilin’ on Me – Part 5

February 7, 2013

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Perhaps the Waimea Canyon was the pinnacle of the helicopter tour, but there was more drama in store for Hubby and me. Changing direction again, Jimmy steered the ‘copter towards Mt. Wai’ale’ale, nearly as tall as Mt. Kawaikini. I readily admit a lot of anxiety as he made a direct bee-line for the mountain face, not even entertaining […]

The Tiki Gods are Smilin’ on Me – Part 4

February 6, 2013

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As I mentioned in my last post, Kauai’s topography is wildly rugged with outstanding mountain ridges, peaks in the clouds, an extinct volcanic crater, miles and miles of beach, and a deep canyon that rivals the Grand Canyon. So much of it is uninhabited, jungle/rainforest, or inaccessible by road. It was because of this virtual pristineness […]

The Tiki Gods are Smilin’ on Me – Part 3

February 5, 2013

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Island-hopping would be great if it wasn’t for planning connections between the islands by plane. In your brain, you know that it’s using up precious vacation/sun time, and the clock is ticking. The topography of Kauai is distinctly different from Maui. Being one of the most westerly islands in the chain that makes up the […]