Kauai’s Waimea Canyon
This past weekend El Hub and I braved the long, winding drive out to the western side of Kauai to peer down into Waimea Canyon, also know as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.
First things first, the drive. It’s only 30 miles or so, but the road winds back and forth like a ship on rough seas and, uh, I got a little carsick (just a warning if you have a sensitive tummy like mine). Oh, but the view from the top was well worth a little nausea.
The road to Waimea Canyon ends all the way at the NÄ Pali Coast, on the opposite side of the island from where it begins.
This way to Wai’ale’ale, one of the wettest spots on earth. It’s over to the right of this picture (as one might expect, it was covered by thick clouds).
On the way to the canyon, we stopped by another local farmers’ market, this one in the parking lot of Kauai Community College.
Hmm… I wonder if I can fit one of these breadfruits in my carry-on bag.
Bird of paradise
Taro root (this is where poi comes from)
Food truck in paradise, the Hanalei Taro & Juice Co.
A veggie taro burger from the Hanalei Taro & Juice Co.
A sculpture on a hill on the Kauai Community College campus
And for you, a yellow hibiscus, my dear!