We took the movie tour from Roberts (I can almost hear the groans). But I have to say that this was a fun trip. Part of the reason was there were only 3 of us tourists, so there was a lot of flexibility. Plus it was a great way to see areas we had not yet seen. My favorite spots were Moloaa beach, Kilauea lighthouse and Hanalei.
The movie aspect was interesting but really secondary to the beaches and points of interests we saw. It is pretty amazing how Hollywood can take a very small chunk of landscape and transform it into an amazing sequence of film.
We will definitely be going back to the north shore. We totally fell in love with Hanalei.
We stopped at the spouting horn on the way to Hanapepe art night. There was plenty of action at the spouting horn and I even managed a video clip.
Hanapepe is a quaint little town with lots of what I call "flavor". Now in terms of the actual art, it was a very small venue. I would imagine that high tourist season would bring out more vendors, but it was still a lot of fun.
The absolute best part of this was having Uncle Louie sit with us (apparently we were sitting in his usual space). What a treat this was for us. He sang us a couple of songs, exchanged some not so great jokes, but the best was listening to this living piece of history. Uncle Louie told us about his 43 years in the sugar industry, Salt Pond, watching the Japenese plans fly over on their way to Pearl Harbor, how one plan crash landed on Niihau. This is an amazing 95 years young man. It was a true pleasure to spend some time with him.
To end th evening, we went to Keoki's for dinner. Good food, fun atmosphere and a place where everyone should try at least one,
I woke up this morning to what looks like a glorious start to another day. Maybe the canyon?
Stay tuned and forgive my spelling errors...