Thursday, May 01, 2014

Getting Lost in Magical Kauai: Kilauea Lighthouse, Kong Mountain, Coco Palms, Nawiliwili Harbor

Topping off Kauai's North Shore was a visit to the Kilauea Lighthouse, located at Kilauea point, which is in the northernmost part of the main Hawaiian islands.

Deep blue seas, rugged mountainous coastlines, cool ocean breeze, flying seabirds such us frigates and shearwaters from the nearby National Wildlife Refuge, a tiny lighthouse out of the cliff, this is one of my most favorite sceneries where I get lost in the beauty of God's creations.

Kilauea Lighthouse, Kilauea Point

National Wildlife Refuge
National Wildlife Refuge
Looks like a shearwater seabird

Kilauea Lighthouse, Kilauea Point
Hawaiian Pandanus Tree (I've seen this back home in Batanes in the Philippines and the fruit is bright orange, it is said to grow in the coastline, it's called sea pandan back home and a food for the famous Batanes coconut crabs)

Even on our way back south, beautiful sceneries continue to reveal especially as the sun starts to set

Kong Mountain or Mano Mountain, but officially called Kalalea Mountain (was called Mano meaning shark bec it resembles a shark fin, then more recently referred to as Kong Mountain because of the profile of King Kong, this was the backdrop on the opening of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark)

Old Coco Palms Resort, once the most popular and premier place to stay, also where Elvis' Blue Hawaii was filmed.  It was destroyed by the hurricane in 1992 and was never rebuilt.
Kauai Airport in Lihue
Nawiliwili Harbor
At the Kauai Athletic Club parking area at Nawiliwili Harbor, and yes, chickens that roam around at normal especially in Kauai
Old Sugar Mill at Nawiliwili Harbor
Nawiliwili Harbor
Sunset at Nawiliwili Harbor
A great way to end our adventure in Kauai!  Thanks to Karen and Jay,  our Kauai guides for this wonderful day.

You can also read the rest of our Kauai journey here:

Getting Lost in Magical Kauai: Wailua Falls, Kealia Beach and Anahola Beach

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