Na Pali Coast
Out the Window
My first helicopter ride was a ride as though
in a dream, but still so vivid months later! The Na Pali Coastline
and Na Pali State Park lie beneath our blades. 2,000 feet below
is a tour boat, the other extremely popular means of touring this
otherwise staggeringly rugged and inaccessible area of Kauai.
The Honopu Valley meets the Pacific
in a rich scene of tropical sea, white beach, red textures, sounding
waterfall, and a mystery gateway to its sister beach. Nearby are
heiau, and the maps tell of this area as the "Valley of the
The lost tribe surely enjoyed the
tasty luau wild pig in their luaus. This speedy and potentially
dangerous pig thrives on this drier section of Kauai around the
Na Pali Coast and uplands.
Magic Waters and Coral Reefs
is spotlighted in bright sunlight in the center of picture. It
marks the end of the road on the north side Highway around Kauai.
After Kee, you must hike a very steep, mucky, rugged trail past
the Bali Hai peaks to reach the next beach. This picture highlights
the vast, living body of this area's coral reefs, which
have been highlighted by means of color adjustments . Look elsewhere
in this site for my fanciful "Chickens on the Beach,"
taken at Kee Beach.
image above for more images from our Bali Hai Helicopter,
including the Forbidden Island of Niihau.
out High Altitude Jet Airplane flight
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