~ West Shore ~
The Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon is referred to as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific."  Waimea in Hawaiian means "red water."  The river water is a bit reddish, which is caused by the runoff of the iron-rich soil.  The canyon was so serene standing on the lookout.  It demanded peace, eventhough there were several people.  Everyone was hushed silent... taking it all in.