Sunday, November 18, 2012

Opaeka'a Falls

The first landmark visited on our Kauai trip. Opaeka'a Falls is located along the Wailua River, on the eastern side of Kauai. Prior to the visit, I had written in my notes that it would be an "eye-popping photo op," but I'm not sure how those photos are being taken, since visitors can only get as far as the photo below shows (without zoom).

Try to spot the waterfall...

The name of the falls means 'rolling shrimp,' dating back to the time when native freshwater shrimp were so plentiful that they could be seen tumbling down the falls (thank you Wikipedia).

You can cross the highway to get a view of Wailua River State Park. In 2009 I kayaked down that river and hiked to Secret Falls, but passed this time.

October 2012

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