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 Hawaii 2006

In September of 2006 we traveled once more to Hawaii. We never grow tired of this place of paradise. This visit we spend our first week at the top notch Shearwater resort on a bluff overlooking the ocean on the north side of Kauai near Princeville, and the second week at our Ka' eo' Kai timeshare where we make a couple of side trips to the island of Oahu and Hawaii.
First week we stay at the  Shearwater Resort.

Lucky us!

View from our deck at Shearwater Resort.
Another view from our deck.
Our building.
Living area.
Walkway between buildings.
Look at the size of these plants!
Princeville golf course nearby.
Mike during morning walk near golf course.
Secret Beach in the morning.
Enjoying the views.
Crashing ocean near Spouting Horn at Poipu.
We visit the Marriott near Kalapaki Bay.  Exquisite.
Tropical Birds in hotel area at the Hyatt near Poipu.
Poipu oceanview.
Swimming lagoon at Hyatt in Poipu.
Ending the day with sunset on Hanalei Bay.
Views as we drive around the island to Waimea Canyon.
Hanapepe's swinging bridge. Lots of "off beat" art found here.
Hanapepe. South west side of Kauai. Sunny and hot.
We visit the Kauai Coffee plantation and perk up with a free cup.
Sipping among the "Beans"
Waimea Canyon. West side of island.
View of the colorful Canyon.
"Grand Canyon of the Pacific".
Overlook. A definite Kodak moment.
Info on Niihau an island in the distance.
We end our drive and walk to the overlook. Often this is above the clouds and nothing can be seen ( like on our last visit in 2004).
Lookout over Napali Coast and Kalalau Valley.
Crystal clear skies!
We fly to Kona on the big island of Hawaii, rent a car and start our sight seeing adventure. First stop is a dock in need of repair!
We make it to the Volcano National Park, a place we have always wanted to visit.

Mike checks out a "steam" hole.

The whole area is "smoking".
Museum with lots of info, exhibits and viewing areas of crater.
Very "spooky" terrain.
Weird but beautiful.
We check out a lava tube.
We hike the lush trail to the Lava tube.
Entering the tube.
We spend the night in Kona at a hotel on the beach.
From Hawaii, we fly to Oahu for the day to check out the sights....quickly.

We make our way by rental car to the northside, famous for its surf.

Pretty rocky looking!
Beach area on northside. No big waves but beautiful.
Waikaki beach and hotels.
Lots of beach activity!
From pier on Waikaki.
Hanalei valley back on Kauai. Overcast.
One of the many one lane bridges to Hanalei.
Beach on northside of Kauai.
Another beautiful northside beach.
Another.....
We spot a cruise ship from Kee Beach.
Old dwelling site above Kee Beach.
We drive to the south shore for  more beach scouting.
South shore.
South shore.
Mike in the picture.
Palms blowing in gusty winds.
Roaring ocean.
Hanalei valley in sunshine!
Last day. Hanalei Pier.
Last night. Last sunset. Last look from Hanalei pier.
   

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