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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hawaii one year ago

Last year at this time Sue and I were in Hawaii for our 10 year wedding anniversary. Having been there 3 times I'm always amazed by the landscape and vegetation. We were up every morning at 6:30 am and out til sundown experiencing the delicate landscape of the rain forests, the remote beaches that would take us hours to hike to and atop some of the most amazing volcano's in the world. Both the islands of Kauai and Maui have two of the wettest spots in the world. The wettest being on Kauai atop Mount Waialeale averaging 460 inches a year. Doing some research I have found out that it is possible to hike to the base of this spot which is known as the "Blue Hole." I've seen it from a helicopter. Looking down into it is like looking at a green wall spilling water over a 5000 foot cliff!!! Click the link above to see what I'm talking about I promise you won't be disappointed. Our next trip back will consist of this hike. Some may think I'm crazy but to stand and photograph this place is one of the most important items on my agenda right now. The second wettest spot is on Maui in the West Maui Mountain range atop Pu'u KukuiPu'u averaging 350 inches a year. The amazing thing is at the base of this mountain range it's extremely dry and almost desert like due to the trade winds.
I hope you enjoy the photos in this blog and experience the same emotional response I felt when creating them. To see more photos of our trip goto the Hawaii gallery on my website. As far as the Photo's go I really can't take credit for creating them. I just captured what nature has created. Through my photography you will see the natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands and hopefully realize how important it is to preserve what is so important to our survival.

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