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Day 18: Flying Machines

semi-overcast 27 °C

First stop today was flying in a chopper to really see the island of Kauai. We spent just under an hour in the air cruising in and out of canyons and around the beautiful coast line of Kauai. Highlights of the flight were the Jurrasic Park falls, Waimea Canyon , the Na Pali coast line and Mt Wilaue crater.

I am now definitely never flying in a chopper again. Today was my second flight in a copter and both times I have suffered with motion sickness. I now know to not waste my money on any sort of helicopter flying! Conductor thoroughly enjoyed himself and I spent the last 30mins hoping that the helicopter would land before I had to use the blue bag. For anyone who doesn’t suffer motion sickness I would thoroughly recommend the flight because the scenery is just breathtaking.. but for those of us who need to keep our feet on terra firma there are definitely more pleasant ways to see the same things!

We then had to kill a couple of hours before our flight to Oahu so we decided to return to the North Shore and spend the arvo “riding the surge”. The waves, this time around, were a touch larger than the other day and we had another great arvo catching the waves in and out. Found another bar in Hanaleua Bay (by the way if you come to Kauai make sure you stay on the north shore.. ignore the resorts down south and stick to the top of the island!) and then headed for the airport.

Flight to Oahu was boring (only 20mins) and then it took us more than an hour to get to our hotel because the shuttle bus went everywhere but our way! Off for a sleep now see you all tomorrow hopefully "hanging ten".

Posted by weary_feet 22:55 Archived in USA

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