Saturday, January 10, 2015

Kauai 2014: day 10

Apparently, I find it impossible to resist photographing a shama when it's close by.

An excellent look at the white patch that gives the bird its name:

Seriously, how am I supposed to not photograph this bird when it poses for me?

After determining that the weather was a bit better in Kapaa, the three of us drove there for lunch at the Olympic Cafe.  While we were there, I photographed this happy Buddha with my phone:

 A closer look at the statue:

On the way back, we decided to check out a few of the beach areas, starting with Mo'ikeha Canal:

A couple of pics of the canal itself:

Looking back up the beach towards Kapaa:

A huge piece of driftwood that caught my eye:

Some flowers we spotted in the area:

Next stop was Kealia Beach. The view south, back towards Kapaa, was fine. And I liked how the piece of wood mirrors the landscape in the background:

But the view north is much more striking:

A closer look:

The exact same view as the last image, but with a bit of sunshine highlighting the outcropping:

Our final stop was the northern end of Lumahai Beach. I share this, in part, to help demonstrate how ubiquitous the wild chickens are:

And now the view we came for:

Panning across:

Looking toward the other end of the beach; those small dark rocks at the edge of the beach, about a third of the way over from the right, are the ones I was photographing on my previous visit:

As you can see, the beach has a fairly steep dropoff, courtesy of a recent tropical storm:

I loved watching the way the water came off the rocks:

Probably the biggest splash I photographed that day:

I really liked the layers of colors in this one:

More splashes:

One last wide look:

And finally, a few shots of the lagoon; it's a popular swimming spot, so I felt very lucky to be able to photograph it when it was empty:

Looking up toward the river:

And where it merges into the ocean:

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