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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 13, 2015: Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

GarryRF ·
Did you have to climb one of these to take a photo ? That's what I call dedication. Take a day off and take it easy.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 13, 2015: Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

Marilyn Jones ·
What a beautiful and interesting blog entry!! Well done!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 13, 2015: Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
Hi Marilyn and Garry Marilyn, I'm so glad you enjoyed this POD. Thank you for the kind words. They are much appreciated. If you have not yet had the chance, I do hope that one day you will be able to visit this magnificent canyon. Garry...if a lovely attractive lady asked me if I hiked to the top of a mountain to take these photos, the answer of course would be "Why yes...yes I did (cough cough)." Between you and me, I took the easy way by climbing the short staircase from the parking lot to...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 13, 2015: Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

GarryRF ·
My family all climbed to the peak of Malham Tarn in Yorkshire. England. Quite an achievement - 4 hours - but you had that feeling of self satisfaction completing it. When I offered all the kids a drink from my rucksack they all refused. "Dad - could we have something from that Ice Cream van ?" A major road passed within 20 feet. The moral of the story being - Had we driven there for an Ice Cream - then 20 years later - No one would remember our day out ! Malham Tarn Yorkshire England
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

PHeymont ·
It's not often we get an inside view of an event like this, while it's going on. Thanks! I've been wondering whether people on Kauai, where Iniki changed everything, had very different reactions to the possible storm than those on the Big Island?
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

PortMoresby ·
And another wonder...I wonder how many parks have signs ready on a shelf for closings due to "severe weather" and "tropical storm".
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
Hawaiians are pretty mellow folks, as you know, PHeymont. And they weren't too excited about this Hurricane. Cautiously aware but no adrenaline flowing if that makes sense. Good point about signage, PM.
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

GarryRF ·
You cant say your vacations are uneventful DrF. Something to remember for a long time. Here in the UK we're still sweeping up the debris after Hurricane Gonzalo came through this morning. Winds up to 88mph.. But I didn't pay for the privilege of having my day spoilt like you did. Sun will come out tomorrow - more pix needed please !
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
The sun did indeed come out today (Tuesday). As you can see from the attached photo. Lots of photos of the trip already up on Gumbo on the Go, with more to follow. Check out that link here: https://www.travelgumbo.com/clips?fileType=IMAGE
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

GarryRF ·
Wonderful collection of photos DrF. Very educational too.. I didn't know they grew coffee beans there too. My biggest regret is the 3 day stopover I had there. It was nowhere near long enough. But your pix have been an insight into some of the things I would have loved to see.
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comments, Garry. Kona coffee is among the most flavorful in the world. Very smooth and rich in flavor. Hawaii's not easy to get to, especially from Europe, but it's worth some effort to do so.
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

GarryRF ·
Some of the best long haul flights stop off in interesting places. That's why I love taking a few days in San Francisco. And Hawaii. Mainly because I can walk for miles. So many US cities are not "Pedestrian friendly" I'm off to search the internet for Kona Coffee ! I have noticed that the Islands have the most memorable Flag of all the US States ! Thanks DrF !
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
That flag must have been inspired by Captain Cook. And we all know what happened to him on these islands....(if you don't, google it).
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

GarryRF ·
The Flag was adopted 70 years after the death of Cook. It was designed by the Head of the Hawaiian Navy. Who's previous employment was with the British Royal Navy.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 13, 2015: Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
  Located on the west side of Kauai, Waimea Canyon stretches 14 miles long, is one mile wide, and is more than 3,600 feet deep.  These photos were taken from the Waimea Canyon Lookout (elevation 3,400 feet) which  provides these...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 14, 2015: Opaekaa Falls, Kauai, Hawaii,

Ottoman ·
  Opaekaa Falls is a waterfall located on the Wailua River in Wailua River State Park on the eastern side of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. It is a 151–foot waterfall that flows over basalt from volcanic eruptions millions of years...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 27, 2014: Nene, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
  A nene is a goose native to Hawaii and is that island's state bird.  The first time I saw nene was several years ago when my wife and I spent a week in Maui.  We spotted them while on a drive to the summit of the dormant volcano,...
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Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
It's not every day a traveler has to deal with a hurricane -- especially when vacationing in the South Pacific.  My first brushes with one were exciting in a way, but tedious in most respects.     I've experienced a number of "natural...
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August 30, 2018: Old Sugar Mill, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the ruins of an old sugar cane plant on the garden island of Kauai.
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Kileau Lighthouse, Kauai, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
Kileau Lighthouse, Kauai, Hawaii
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Kilauea Lighthouse, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
Kilauea Lighthouse, Kauai
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Anahola Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
Anahola Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii
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Domesticated orchids, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
Domesticated orchids, Kauai
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Red Ginger, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
Red Ginger, Kauai
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Opaeka'a Falls, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
Opaeka'a Falls, Kauai
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Wildflowers, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
Wildflowers, Kauai
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Waimea Canyon, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
Waimea Canyon, Kauai
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Lower Waimea Canyon, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
Lower Waimea Canyon, Kauai
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Waimea Canyon, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
Waimea Canyon, Kauai
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Wild orchids, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
Wild orchids, Kauai
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Wailua Falls, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
Wailua Falls, Kauai
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Hibiscus, Kauai, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
Hibiscus, Kauai, Hawaii
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Taro Fields, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
Taro Fields, Kauai
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Nene (rare Hawaiian Goose), Kauai, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
Nene (rare Hawaiian Goose), Kauai, Hawaii
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Anahola Beach Park,, Kauai, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
Anahola Beach Park,, Kauai, Hawaii
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