Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Traveling Tuesday

First stop; Opaeka'a Falls, (pronounced oh-pie-kah-ah), if you remember that you will be doing better than me.  It plunges hundreds of feet to the pool below. Opaeka'a means, "rolling shrimp," which refers to tasty native crustaceans that were once so abundant they could be seen tumbling in the falls.

I can't imagine living in the house just above the falls.  What a view!

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For a closer look;

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Next stop; Wailua Falls. You may recognize this one from the opening sequences of Fantasy Island.

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Last stop; Secret Falls. These beautiful 150 falls are found by taking a kayak trip down the Wailua River, then hiking thru the lush tropical jungle.
I think the first view of the falls as you walk into the opening is just the best of all......

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I can still feel the cool spray from the falls. The water was too cold for us to swim in but finding a nice rock to sit and just take in the beauty was worth the work of getting there.

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Guess I should add that these falls are all in Kaua'i.....paradise!

I am linking with Whistlestop Cafe Cooking for Traveling Tuesday....

13 comments:

Betsy said...

That is amazing. Wow!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm glad to see you used the word 'paradise' because that was all I could think looking at those photos!! One of these days....

Thank you for sharing those, Nanny!! It is incredibly beautiful! blessings ~ tanna

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

What a beautiful spot... I'm sure even prettier in real life.

and of course all I can think of is 'de plane' ~ 'de plane'

Where are we going next tuesday??

barb cabot said...

Magical! Looks like paradise to me!
Thanks for posting.

Farmchick said...

Really gorgeous!

Amanda said...

Takes your breath away. Wish I were there right now as I'm listening to the Littlest Man cry and fight his sleep. This would be a nice escape. =)

Made your sweet tea recipe today. When I steeped the tea bags, I added a pineapple core to steep with it. Yum!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

It truly DOES look like paradise. WHAT an awesome thing to experience Nanny!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

OH My Gosh---those are fan-tabulous, Nanny. I wanna go there. Why couldn't you have let me go with you in your suitcase???????
Hugs,
Betsy

Cloudia said...

yes, a lovely Hawaiian isle!



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Spicy Sweet said...

WOW!! Thats beauty! Little droplets forming the mighty falls!
Worth being a wallpaper!

EG Wow said...

That's a beautiful waterfall! Thanks with the help pronouncing the name. :)

Solar Powered said...

How did I miss this post? I'm so glad you named these on your blog. I would have never been able to remember or pronounce them! Beatiful shots.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is such an amazing paradise! Beautiful falls and lush greenery. It must have been hard to leave Hawaii!