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Kauai 2013 – Day 4

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Raining sunset view of Hanalei Bay from the St. Regis Princeville. Panorama print available here!

Our fourth day on Kauai began and ended with rain, but in a lot of ways it made the experience more memorable. After grabbing a quick breakfast of pastries and coffee from the Napali Cafe, we headed down to the Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor to meet up with the Outfitters Kauai team for our kayak adventure up Hule’ia River.

The clouds were ominous, but it just added to the adventure. Hule’ia River was a shooting location for the opening sequence of Raiders of the Lost Ark, so I was pretending we were going on an adventure for lost treasure.

We came equipped with both the waterproof GoPro, and my camera back in the water-housing.

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Kauai 2013 – Day 3

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A red-tailed tropic bird soars over the Kilauea Wildlife Refuge.

A clear morning view from our room at the Grand Hyatt Kauai.

On our last morning at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, we took it easy for once! After we woke up, we headed to the Seaview Terrace for a light breakfast. They offer delicious pastries, coffee, and other cafe-style breakfast options, and there were plenty of comfortable couches to relax on while enjoying the great weather.

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Kauai 2013 – Day 2

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The majestic Napali Coast

On the second day of our Kauai Visitor’s Bureau sponsored trip, we were treated to one of my absolute favorite things to do on Kauai – a Nā Pali coast boat tour! This year, we went with Kauai Sea Tours, who we really enjoyed sailing with. The half-day Nā Pali morning snorkel tour was great for seeing several pods of dolphins throughout the morning (as they sleep in the afternoon), though as a landscape photographer, the midday light is really rough to shoot in, so I’m hoping we can do an afternoon/evening tour next time we’re there!

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