A unique view of Kapa'a stream, which feeds the Ho'opi'i Falls.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
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Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Another photo from the Kalalau Trail - this stream is fed by Hanakāpīʻai Falls. The water is "so fresh and so clean, clean". Literally. The stream ends by flowing into the ocean at Hanakāpīʻai Beach, an extremely dangerous spot on the Na Pali coast (which I somehow decided to get into and then Mother Nature taught me my lesson) with a high death toll.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sweet Caroline was on the blog not too long ago. It probably won't be the last time either because I just love to photograph this little girl. It's nicest to shoot friends, like Kayla, because not only is she gaw-jus (!), but it's amazingly touching to see her in her new role as mama. :)
I know, I know. I'm posting a photo of a blob in the ocean. But that which looks really uninteresting to you is actually a stingray that we spotted from the Kalalau Trail, and therefore, is extremely interesting to me.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Probably one of my very favorite experiences on Kaua'i: the Blue Room wet cave. Easily accessible and still spectacular. It was some of the coldest water I have ever been in and I thought we might encounter creatures hanging from the ceiling (a la "The Descent") when we swam into the darkness of the back of the cave, but 110% worth it.
(Please forgive my hubby being completely washed out; all I cared about was doing what I could to make that blue, blue water show up)
Monday, August 23, 2010
I started yet another new semester at UH this morning, and although the first day is always a breeze, I'm beat. But I'd rather be beat than feel like a deadbeat. :) Ohhh, I make myself laugh.
On to a daily double dose of Kaua'i...
This is Queen's Bath, which was conveniently located down the street from my FIL's timeshare. Sitting in a bath being fed by the ocean? Yes, please. We watched a couple sunsets here (although Princeville decided to be socked in with clouds most days).
Oh, hey there honu! No matter how many sea turtles I've seen, I still think each spotting is absolutely magical.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Cute, down-to-earth, and entertaining. Stacie and Cole were such a fun couple to photograph. We spent a relaxing sunset shoot at Hickam wetlands with their 2 adorable dogs. All I tried to do was capture their magic. :)
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
There is nothing special about this photo, except for the chuckle I get from it. Oahu has its displaced chickens, particularly along the North Shore, but Kaua'i... they're everywhere. Including the lookouts in Waimea Canyon. Everywhere we went, we'd see them and crack up. Here's to the official bird of Kaua'i.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Missed my Friday the 13th post. Subconsciously or not? Who knows. Really, though, the time just got away from me. :)
Kayaking is one of the many activities done on the Wailua River.
Kipu Falls, a hidden gem where the locals can be found.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
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Sunday, August 8, 2010
I have returned from an 8-day trip to the spectacular Hawaiian island of Kaua'i. Looking through the hundreds of pictures taken during that time, there are a good number that are special in thinking fondly of our adventures there. Here begins a photo-a-day for memories sake. A daily dose of paradise. :)
It started at 5:30AM, on the half hour plane flight from Oahu, with the sun making it's way through the clouds...