Kauai is the 21st largest island in the USA, and #4 in Hawaii. Rhode Island is not an island, but is a little more twice the size of Kauai, pronounced Kuh--WUH-ee. The Garden Isle is 105 miles northwest of Oahu, and has a population of around 65,000. At just under a mile, Mount Waialeale is the second highest point, and also wettest, averaging around 450 inches/year, with up to 683 inches in 1982. However, Mawsynram in India is slightly ahead of Mt Waialeale at 467 inches/year over the past 38 years.
These waters flow into the Wailua River, which reach the Pacific Ocean at Coco Palms.
Then, on the way to Poipu Beach, we passed a crater that erupted 800,000 years, the exact age of the Big Island of Hawaii. The group had lunch at Poipu Beach, but after sampling my tuna sandwich with a bottle of water, I saw across the street Brennecke's Beach Broiler, so I decided to go there, where I ordered a Bloody Mary and large bowl on New England Clam Chowder, which I had with the Doritos from the lunch package:
Waimea Canyon is ten miles long and 3000 feet deep:
In addition, I was disappointed that the bus was too large to get to the top, Kalalau Lookout:
We then headed off to Luau Kalamaku. Frankly, I was surprised, for the food was good and everything was efficiently handled for 650 guests:
Outstanding, but I think I saw this show before, Ha at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Frankly, I was bored the first time and more so this second go around. I can't imagine tourists enjoying this Hawaiian Experience. The pre-show was more traditional and there were tunes that resonated. Not so for the formal show.
A very long day and night, from 10AM to 9PM. Tomorrow, a tour of where movies were filmed on Kauai.