Kauai – Day 5

Well, we didn’t take the helicopter tour yesterday. Scheduling conflict. It should go down today.

Relatively quiet yesterday, and we topped it off with a Luau that our traveling companions treated my wife and I too. I’ve always resisted going to one of these group things, but this one was put on by a family who’s been doing it for decades. There’s nothing in the world like competence.

Three pics today. This first was quite a lucky shot, I think, of a peacock trying to impress. I used the flash and it really brings out the colors.


I forgot the name of this tree, but its bark is sure interesting.


Some newly hatched chicks having a conference between two parked cars. I’ve learned that the reason for all the chickens is the hurricane that struck the island in 1992. Apparently, because of the climate, it’s an ideal place to breed, raise, and train chickens for cockfighting around the world. The hurricane came through and blasted apart all the coops around the island.


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  1. heidi on February 24, 2005 at 23:40

    The picture below with the waterfall in the distance took my breath away. Thank you for posting these!!

  2. Catt on February 24, 2005 at 19:38

    Awesome pictures! The peacock is especially phenomenal.

  3. Pimme on February 24, 2005 at 15:38

    I'm not sure, but is that a Maui Tree? Looks great, anyway!

  4. Carina on February 26, 2005 at 00:58

    I love the photos, especially the one with the tree. I really would love to know what kind it is. The texture and colors are fascinating!

  5. david on February 27, 2005 at 15:30

    The peacock is stunning — and the little chicks are adorable — great pix!

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