Things That You See While Driving To The North Shore of Kauai

While en route to the Maniniholo dry cave and the Waiakanaloa wet cave, on Kauai’s North Shore, we were treated to some very lush vistas. A recurrent theme that we noticed? Waterfalls. A lot of waterfalls. With so many waterfalls around, we found ourselves making frequent stops to gawk at them and soak in the views. One of the sweet spots was near Hanalei Elementary School. The students of this particular school are indeed very lucky. On any given day, they are able to step out of their classrooms and experience the majestic views of the three peaks that form Hanalei Valley: Hihimanu, Namalokama, and Mamalahoa. On the day that we were there, these mountains were free flowing with waterfalls. On your next visit to Kauai, look mauka (toward the mountain) from Hanalei Elementary, and you might see Waioli Falls, one of Kauai longest flowing waterfall. I didn’t have nearly as great a view from my elementary school in Kalihi.

Once you pass Princeville, keep an eye out for vistas like this one. Photo by Coty Gonzales.

Once you pass Princeville, keep an eye out for vistas like this one. Photo by Coty Gonzales.

And this one. Photo by Coty Gonzales.

And this one. Photo by Coty Gonzales.

As we closed in on Hanalei Elementary School, we were greeted with these rad Waterfalls. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

As we closed in on Hanalei Elementary School, we were greeted with these rad Waterfalls. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

And so we pulled into the school. Parked. And shot some photos. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

And so we pulled into the school. Parked. And shot some photos. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Look for the waterfalls just beyond the electrical pole. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Look for the waterfalls just beyond the electrical pole. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Waterfalls continue to fall, even as the sun begins to set. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Waterfalls continue to fall, even as the sun begins to set. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

As we left the North Shore, the sun was beginning to set. We saw this in action. I hooked a left. Barely avoided an accident. And then captured this photo of the sun setting over the Na Pali Coast. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

As we left the North Shore, the sun was beginning to set. We saw this in action. I hooked a left. Barely avoided an accident. And then captured this photo of the sun setting over the Na Pali Coast. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

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