photos below are what we saw.
flight path (for reference).
first view of the Na Pali Coast was breathtaking.
floated over the ocean we could see the sand and rocks below the
crystal clear surface.
west we could see massive headlands that prevents on-foot travel
along the beach. But, look carefully in the center of the
photo above and you can see a trail through the brush.
bottom center of the photo above is a huge sea cave.
cave had a huge open portal.
beach area is at the end of the so-called 11-mile Na Pali Trail.
arch carved by the pounding surf.
are sheer and there is no path up.
campers set up on the beach. Great except for high tide;
hope they checked the tide chart!
pilot swung away from the coast a bit to provide a better view
of the rugged terrain. The helicopter blade is visible in
the photo above.
coastal water is azure blue.
chopper headed away from the coast area and back toward the
headed toward higher altitude, the clouds came back making light
scare and photos hard.
northern escarpments had huge cliff faces with waterfalls as
headed back over the mountains Kathleen got the shot of Hanalei
Bay above with my Leica M8 with 35mm Voightlander lens. A
very respectable photo given a fully manual camera and "only"
12mp. Keep in mind my first digital camera had 1mp and my
current has 42mp!
cliff face was covered with waterfalls.
falls was taller than the field of view of the lens at 24mm.
alcove at the bottom of the falls.
large pool that is totally inaccessible.
rained overnight providing plenty of water for the falls,
although this was just a small trickle.
valley, like every valley, had a good-sized river.
got higher into the mountains the clouds were covering the tops
of the peaks.
narrow alcove carved by the running water.
of water created a large amphitheater in the cliffs.
clouds were closing in fast.
multi-stage drop for this creek.
lower falls are based on ground water with the upper falls being
based on surface water.
really steep areas are free from heavy vegetation.
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