We kayaked on Hawaii’s largest tropical river to a trail head that led deep into the rain forest. As we hiked through the woods and cornfields, it felt like we were in an episode of “Lost”. The river crossing was unexpected. Thankfully, the water had dropped 2 feet making the afternoon crossing easier than the one we had in the morning. (Afternoon crossing pictured below)
The trail led to Uluwehi Waterfall, which descends 125 feet, and was once reserved for royalty only. As with everywhere else on the island, we were greeted by chickens. Everywhere you look – chickens, chickens, chickens…. roaming freely at the airport, in parking lots, at strip malls, on the golf course, and even deep in the woods.
“Nana ka maka; ho`olohe ka pepeiao; pa`a ka waha.” – Hawaiian Proverb
(“Observe with the eyes; listen with the ears; shut the mouth.”)
Kauai Wailua Waterfall Hike by Atlanta Photographer Maryann Davidson Photography
by: Atlanta Photographer Maryann Davidson _ (c) all rights reserved