Stormy weather has kept us down on the southern coast of Kauai where it is drier, and the waves are calmer for snorkeling, but yesterday we ventured up into the mountains on the northern half of the island, hoping for a little break in the clouds.
The drive up Waimea Canyon — the Grand Canyon of the Pacific — was promising, but then we drove right into the clouds covering the tops of the mountains, so there was somewhat of a view, but not quite the picturesque scene I imagined.
This area is just a couple of miles from Mt. Waialeale, the wettest spot on earth with 450 inches of rain per year. That’s 37.5 feet of water!! No wonder these canyon gorges are so steep (3500 feet).
What we should have been able to see —