West Kauai with Waimea
by ALOHA DEAN
Captain James Cook, a British sailor, changed the course of history for
Hawaii when he sailed into the Waimea Harbor in January 1778, with his
ships Resolution and Discovery. He reportedly was the first westerner to
ever set foot on the islands.
Waimea Canyon Ten miles long and about 3,600 feet deep was described by Mark Twain as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific." One memorable image of the canyon that will remain with you, beyond the incredible scale of it all, is the rainbow of colors that dance along the canyon peaks. From the last two lookouts there are spectacular views into Kalalau Valley, one of the most beautiful sights on the island and Na Pali Coast.