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... We even got a view of the private beach from the top of the mountain. I stood where George stood! Haha. At least that movie was actually set in Kauai and not posing as another location like so many other movies. Some of the movies shot on this ranch - Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park. I will have to watch some of these flicks again, just to see the scenery - although Hollywood has added some CGI for certain effects.
The rest of the afternoon was ...
... admit defeat and get the cameras out the scenery was that spectacular. I can see why a lot of photographers and artists settle here, you dead set can't go wrong. We pressed north to Anini Beach which had been recommended to us by some randoms as a good place to view the rare monk seals and/or green sea turtles. Fate was against us though, as the tide and swell were both up and had turned the water quite murky so snorkelling wasn't really ...
... on the trail and slipped along loose dirt. The reward at the end was truly a spectacular waterfall that was well worth the journey.
The waterfall was calling Ken's name, so he braved the frigidly cold water and swam to the falls. I, encouraged him (with my feet in the water) from the rocks After a relaxing lunch, it was time to head back. While the trip to the beach was doable, by the time ...
... of course, like anyone from the male gender...he couldn't resist! It ended up being a beautiful area with the clear river, green hills and the turquoise beach in the background.
We headed back to Poipu, but stopped for a light meal in Kapaa at Chicken in a Barrel, a little shack that smokes chicken in a barrel (of course). We took our chicken and sat overlooking the ocean, which made for a wonderful ...
... unsafe place to be. After taking a few photos and catching my breath, I wondered if I would ever make it to the top of the cliff again. It was certainly an ordeal and I needed to perch on a tree branch twice to catch my breath but thankfully it wasn't quite as scary as the descent. I was walking funny back to the car though. It almost feels like I have no knee ligaments and my legs are going in any direction they want! Back to the car and ...
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