Saturday, July 21, 2012

Aloha to Kaua'i - Plate Lunches, Menehune Ditch, and Ni'ihau Views

We have a winner from last week's posts - Kim H!   Please note I will be away for a week at the RWA National Conference!  I'll pictures from the conference starting Monday, July 30.   

Meanwhile, enjoy a few more pictures from Kaua'i.

We try to eat "local" ...
here are the plate lunches available in Hanapepe!

Above is the Menehune Ditch.  From Hawaii Web (at this link),

Only a small portion of the engineering phenomina still remains. Archeologists say it was built before the Polynesians every arrived on the island. Legend states it was built by the Menehume, leprachaun-like little people, in one night. The high chief of Waimea supposidely inlisted the aid of the menehune to build the aquaduct. He banned the villagers from leaving their homes one night so the menehune could safely build the ditch without being seen. The result was an huge irrigation system made from smoothed lava stone that brought water from the Waimea River to the taro fields. The rocks used in this contruction project came from more than 6 miles away in Mokihana. 

Along the Waimea Canyon Road, we had two choices of views.

The clouds cover the view of Ni'ihau.

Ni'ihau is privately owned by the Robinson Family.  They now offer helicopter rides from Waimea to see its pristine beaches.    Have you flown in a helicopter?   One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  This giveaway is open to all readers.   Comments are open through Sunday, July 29, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Monday, July 30.  


Kim in Hawaii


  1. No I Mohave not, would love to, Ty for picking mewhoo

  2. i have not

    enjoy your time, kim

  3. I've never flown in a helicopter.

  4. I have been in a helicopter twice. They are intriguing.

  5. Nope. I'm scared of heights. :( But would love to someday! :)

  6. Nope, no helicopter. Sounds exciting though... Have fun at the RWA conference....

  7. The only helicopter ride I've been on was in Kauai. It was incredible flying over such beautiful scenery. We chose a company that flew with the side doors off, so you could take photos without any window glare. Way cool!

  8. Congrats, Kim H. I've not flown in a helicopter, but I'd love to. Great pics and you made me hungry lol. Have a wonderful time!!!

  9. congrats, Kim

    I've never flown in a Helicopter. My son and his wife did when they were in Hawaii.

  10. Congrats Kim H!

    No, I've never flown in a helicopter before... but would like to if given the chance.

  11. Congrats Kim H! I haven't flown in a helicopter, but sure would if the opportunity presents itself.