Monday, June 27, 2011

Kilauea Point -- Kauai

Not only is Kilauea Point a beautiful place for a lighthouse, it's also a National Wildlife Refuge. The point is the northernmost piece of land in the Hawaiian Islands.

These are all large photos, so enlarge for optimum viewing
When I saw this, it was another one of those catch your breath moments.

The lighthouse was closed for repairs, but it was well worth the two bucks just to take in the views.

Red Tailed Tropic Bird (to see the tail, enlarge)

Great Frigate Birds (you gotta enlarge this one)

Hawaiian Goose

Wedge Tailed Shearwater nestlings

The view to the right.

Ditto

The view to the left (Princeville). Awesome coastline.

A little islet is just off the point.

I don't know why. I just had to. This place is so green that you can almost hear everything growing.


We ate at his fish market in the little town of Kilauea. I had Ono tacos. Oh man, they were so good. That's my wife in the white (with hat on). She's sitting with her sister and BIL.

Just me, thinking that a few wisps of grass are as awesome as the scenery.



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46 comments:

Clarissa Draper said...

Everything is so beautiful there. Would love to visit someday.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Breathtaking photos, Pat!

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Beautiful as always. God just when I think blue can't be any more beautiful, I see Hawaii. Grrrr. :)

Mary Aalgaard said...

I've been enjoying all your photos of Hawaii. Gorgeous.

Talei said...

Oh. Timing. It's SO hot here right now, I could easily dive into these pictures!! Lovely!

Hope you are well Pat! ;)

Talli Roland said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again -- I'm jealous! Love the photos of the coast. So gorgeous!

Brian said...

It all looks like awesome scenery to me, I can almost feel that ocean breeze!

Oilfield Trash said...

Have I told you that 1) I am jealous of your trip and 2) you take some great pictures!!!

laughingmom said...

Beautiful!! But so unfair to post these on a Monday morning!

Budd said...

love the pic of the coastline with the clouds rolling in. Also like the littl island.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Sign me up for some fish tacos! Yum!

Bossy Betty said...

Thank you so much for the trip to the island this Monday morning. I totally get the last picture.

TS Hendrik said...

Pat, that last shot is fantastic. I see why you saved it for the end of the post. the perspective is amazing.

Budd said...

check your email. It will be from amazon and not from me.

Ms. A said...

I can't imagine living in a place like that, surrounded by so much beauty! (or even visiting, for that matter)

Nat said...

I love coastal scenes... some amazing photos there, Pat!

Pat Tillett said...

Clarissa - I hope you get the chance to. It's worth the trip.

Alex - Thanks Alex! I just push the shutter...

TVA - Thanks so much! The shade of blue changes as the sun changes.

Mary - Thanks! I enjoyed taking them.

Talei - Hey there! I agree! I'm ready to do the same!

Talli - Ah, don't be jealous!

Brian - It looks that way, because it is! I can feel it also.

Oilfield Trash - I'm sorry for #1 and thanks for #2!

laughingmom - Sorry! They sure perked me up.

Budd - The coastline pic was an awesome view.

Nancy - They were REALLY good!

Bossy Betty - You are quite welcome. I'll be over to get my flowers in few minutes.

Tim - Thanks so much Tim. I loved it also.

Budd - I just checked my email and it's there. I'll be picking up the book in a minute or two. Thanks so much! I appreciate it.

Ms A - I can image it, but I'm not sure I could slow my life style down enough to thrive there. Nevermind, I could...

Nat - Thanks so much Nat! I appreciate it.

Chuck said...

This is one of the places that my wife and I both want to go. The views you shot were so cool. The one thing I hoped to get a shot of in Fiji was a high vantage looking down on waves crashing into the cliffs, not to be...you captured it perfectly. I would have shot dozens of pictures of the lighthouse as they are one of my favorite icons.

I recently watched a Peter Lik show on the Weather Channel. He does some fabulous photography on Thursday nights. He did one show on some areas of Kauai that were breathtaking.

Looks like you had a good time in some beautiful scenery. Keep 'em coming Pat!

Belle said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the sea so much. I wish I could live on a boat.

Copyboy said...

Ono tacos must've tasted so fresh! Save some for me next time.

Ms. Becky said...

no matter how many times I look at these photos I'm still in awe at the color of that water. it's unbelievable. I was there many years ago, and I recall my amazement then too, but it's being refreshed by your splendid photos. and now I'm jonzing for some fish tacos, but I'm certain the ones you had were to die for.

Mama Zen said...

These are so gorgeous! How I would love to be there!

Lovkyně said...

it's been forever since i've seen a lighthouse. which sounds strange, since i live in california now. still, in michigan you couldn't go for a walk without tripping over one.

Arlee Bird said...

More great photos, most suitable for framing. Someday I'll make it there.


Lee
Tossing It Out

faye said...

WOW... excellent captures...
I would frame the first one
for sure !

Pat Tillett said...

Chuck - I hope you can get there someday. You can go there and we'll try Fiji for a change! I'm glad I could get your cliff shots for you! We did have fun. you keep your pics coming as well.

Belle - I have had friends who live on boats. They really had to downsize and simplify their lives.
Thanks Belle!

Jesse - They were so darn good!

Ms Becky - I agree with you! The water is amazing. The only thing you will be surprised about if you return is the Costco, Home Depot, Walmart and a few more resorts. The rest of it including the roads are still exactly the same. I'd like to have some good tacos right now also.

Mama Zen - thanks so much! I'd like to be there right now also.

Ven - I'm thinking there are couple right around your town. I could be wrong...

Arlee - thanks so much! I hope you do make it there.

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful views, I love that rocky coastline. I really like the shots you got of all the different birds Pat. The Frigate Birds are very cool.

We have Nene geese at our aviary but it not the same as seeing them in the wild, great shot.

Pam said...

You captured the awesome beauty perfectly, simply breath taking views. Thanks for sharing your journey, Pat.

be well, be happy,
Pam

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

stunning photos, Pat!
well done. :)

oh, it seems such a fascinating place to visit!

have a great day!
betty

Shrinky said...

Wow, what spectacular views! It truly looks a piece of paradise - I am sooo envious, I would love to visit there!

Rek said...

The clouds, the wind and the water....heaven exists on Earth....beautiful, inspiring shots.
Hope you are rejuvenated by the trip

Mynx said...

Your photos are so clear and stunningly beautiful. Just breathtaking. Thankyou for sharing.
I just want to be there now

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

Thanks for sharing! These are so awesome! So beautiful!

Pat Tillett said...

faye - Thanks so much! frame away...lol

SQ - Thanks! Heck, I took shots of just about everything I saw. Only a thousand or so..."Nene" geese, that's it!

Pam - Thanks Pam, it was my pleasure.

Betty M - Thanks so much Betty!

Shrinky - Paradise, it is! If you ever have the chance...

Rek - I am very rejuvenated. Now I'd like to do it again.

Mynx - Thanks so much! It's my pleasure.

KaLynn - Thanks so much! It's a beautiful place.

Margaret Benbow said...

Such stunning pictures of the seabirds...and how did you get that photo of the nestlings? Amazing! These belong in an art exhibit.

Icy BC said...

Wow..this is such a beautiful place. The water is so blue, and the sky is gorgeous, Pat.

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, I love those landscapes. Saludos.

James said...

I'm blown away by the beauty! What an amazing place. I spent a few days on Waikiki about 25 years ago when I was in the navy but this looks way nicer!

Marlene said...

Have I told you lately, how jealous I am of your trip?! LOL!! Love your photos, though...even if they aren't QUITE as good as actually being there in person. ;)

Pam Tucker said...

Oh, these are gorgeous! I'm in heaven... :)

Baby Sister said...

Wow I really need to go there. The lighthouse is just amazing!!

Blue Wave 707 said...

Great shots! Gotta persuade my wife to go to Kaua‘i for one of our Neighbor Island getaways.

I've only been to Kaua‘i once, but for only 20 minutes on an airline media flight.

Anthony J Langford said...

Fantastic work there Patty. And I agree re the juxtaposition of the last shot. Very cool.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

These shots are great. The frigate birds over the surf was perfect.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Jerry said...

I do enjoy these photos.

Francisca said...

Okay, Pat, I've enlarged each one... and now I have no time to comment because I am diving right in with those Great Frigates... man, oh, man I miss the sea... maybe one of the coming weekends, now that I'm back home...