|Also in the town of Hanalei is the historic Hanalei Church ~ Wai'oli Hui'la Church ~
"Preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ since 1834"
|Also in the north end,
you'll find the Kilauea Lighthouse.
|Above is Hanalei Valley... taken from its scenic lookout point.
We had heard of the one lane bridges in Kauai... but laughed when we got there, because there were none insight... that was until we got to the top of the island. Hanalei is jam packed with them!
"Aloha Driving" is the name of the game when it comes to driving and crossing the bridges. You always let the oncoming traffic cross first, then you can go. Most everbody was respectful of this...
those who didn't drive with "aloha", we just assume they aren't aware...
|~ North Shore ~|
|The beaches, bays and mountains on the north shore are some of the most beautiful in the world, which explains why so many film makers have been focusing on this area for years. Just outside Princeville, is Hanalei. Hanalei means "Cresent Bay." It's a tiny town, but has tons to offer! Shops and restaurants abound in plenty. We rented snorkel equipment from Snorkel Depot in Hanalei, and took off for the farthest point the highway would let us go. We ended up at Ke'e Beach. Beautiful water, soft sand, but crowded... apparently it's one of the better places to both snorkel and hike. The waters were nice, but we hardly saw any fish... a bit dissapointing, but the "worst" day snorkeling is better than the best day at work! We later snorkeled at Anini Beach... which was wonderful! Found a nice sized reef, with tons of colorful fish! Tunnels Beach is nice as well...
The pictures below are of the wet/dry caves. There are three caves... two wet, one dry. These are of the Maniniholo Dry Caves. They went on forever... and just as you thought the path was going to end... around the next bend, it would continue on! The Maniniholo Dry Cave is the remains of a lava tube. Ancient legend states that this cave was dug in search of evil spirits who stole the people's fish!