Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kaua'i Chapter

 At the Koa store I found some hats for sale from the Hardwood Hat Company.

Too expensive for a joke, but worth several goofy pictures!!

We left rainy Oahu not quite sure how things would be on Kaua'i. We'd heard that they had had a lot of rain and roads were washed out, and land slid, etc. All true.
We couldn't reach out hotel on the north beach beyond the town of Honalei the first night. We later learned that the north coast had gotten 36 inches of rain in 24 hours! Well no wonder there were problems!
What was amazing was that we got through the next afternoon.
The work of the highway crews was impressive, really impressive.
Trees had come down, electrical lines were down, mud slugs were all over the place and there had been several slides.

Our first stop on the way to the Waimea Valley (while the road fixers were doing their magic) was to a famous cloth shop that has been in business for 40 years. I found some fabric that sends me. It matches all the puddles!

Not a great picture, but I fancy a dress of this stuff! Even though the cloth is from Bali, it has a very African feel to me.

We went to the Waimea Valley to see Kaui's version of the Grand Canyon while the road workers did their magic.
The road was like this, so I drove. I'm prone to car sickness in situations like this.
The Valley was spectacular. So were the erosions.

Out off shore you could see where all the red dirt had gone!

So this is just a BIT of the valley. I took a pile of pictures.

 I love the layers! It signifies different substances in the eruptions.

That's it for now.


  1. I've been to that canyon! That's where Rip gained his long-lasting nickname of menehune.

    That fabric is delicious.I hope someone makes you a dress.