Do you feel like swimming?  I didn't
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Yesterday, Robin booked me on a helicopter tour of the island.  Today, that's what I did.  It was one of the most amazing experiences I ever
had.  We flew clockwise around the island in roughly the path shown on the map.  The helicopter was a 6-passenger affair and I was lucky
enough to ride shotgun, in the front right seat.  The coolest thing about that is that the glass of the door goes well below the seat, so that
you're sitting there as if in mid-air!  Very cool!  The only drawback were the reflections in the glass of things inside the helicopter and mist
that would accumulate on the outside of the glass when we were in the interior of the island where the clouds and rain were.  But I toughed
it out and this is what I got...
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Hanalei Bay
When I grow up, I want one of these.
Stopping at the beach in Hanalei Bay, we walked into the middle of canoe
races.
Ke'e Beach at the end of Kuhio
Highway
, the beginning of the Na Pali
Coast
& Kalalau Trail
Being the trailhead for Kalalau Trail,
there were cars parked
everywhere!
See?
See?
The Kalalau Trail goes along the Na Pali Coast, right along the shore, to the Kalalau Valley, which we saw from the top
of the Waimea Canyon yesterday.  This is a serious hike and we didn't have time to take it.  Robin's done it when she
was living here and she says it's fantastic.  When we come to Kauai again, we will stay for at least a week so we can do
things like this.
The pilot told us this is the beach that
Harrison Ford fixed his airplane in "Six
Days and Seven Nights"
I think this is Moeloa Falls
Looking down Waimea Valley to the
sea
Na Pali Coast
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Saturday, June 17, 2006
Day 2
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Day 3, Helicopter Flight
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