5 Shots: Kauai Day Two

Traveling is relative. If you live in the southwest or western part of the United States, it’s logical to vacation on this side of the hemisphere. Heading to Mexico or the Hawaiin Islands is direct and affordable, then say, flying east and traveling to Europe. Like most people, I enjoy taking photographs of wherever I go. I’m sticking to five shots and picking from the hundreds of pictures the best ones from each day. Which one do you like best? 

1. Rooster

I learned in the 1850s a hurricane came to Kauai and destroyed a chicken farm. The result of the chicken scattering is the island has feral chickens and roosters running around like pigeons. There are no predators on the island. Or snakes. I thought the roosters were fun to watch and gave the island a quirky quality to it.

2. Sunrise
3. Valley

We drove up to the north end of the island. Kaui is diverse. On this side of the island, 400 inches of rainfall give Kauai that botanical, paradise reputation. On the Westside, only 15 inches fall a year. I was surprised to see cactus growing and dry hills. The island appeals to naturalists and adventurists. Biking, hiking, surfing, golfing, kayaking, and fishing are enjoyed with enthusiasm. I liked how rural the island felt.

4. Horses
5. Sun is setting

27 thoughts on “5 Shots: Kauai Day Two

  1. Ah wow that beach photo

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    1. Hi, Alex. The rooster posed for me. I was happy he did so. 🙂

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  2. Rooster is well positioned and has the added touch of humour

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    1. I agree, something to look at and not what one would expect in a seaside shot. Thank you, Derrick.

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  3. Looks very paradisical!

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  4. I like them all, but the rooster and the back-story add a nice touch of quirkiness to a lovely scene.
    I would choose the side with less rainfall, naturally. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. Ah, you have to be different. 😉

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    2. All the photos are so beautiful.

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  5. All beautiful shots, but c’mon – a proud Rooster posing by the ocean? Can’t be beat!

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    1. Ha! Yes, I agree. I may have to frame it and put in my bathroom somewhere. 😉

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  6. I love the sunrise picture, reminds me of my trip to Kauai a few years ago. They were expecting a hurricane so I didn’t sleep well the night before, and woke to a sunrise just like the one you enjoyed. Thankfully the storm missed us.

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    1. Welcome, Susanne! I am glad the storm missed you. I was happy the weather was quite pleasant going the last week in May.

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  7. Great post 🙂 I love all of your pictures here 🙂 They are just so beautiful 🙂 You must have had fun taking pictures of the chicken and the horses 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

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    1. Yes indeed! I was trying to find natural objects to give the landscape perspective. Thanks for commenting.

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    1. Hi Don. I love the shimmer and multi-textures. Thanks for stopping by today. 🙂

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  8. Love the Pacific Islands. Feral chickens are fairly common on islands and South-east Asia too.

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    1. Interesting! It never occurred to me.
      But, I’ve not been to many Pacific or South-east Asia islands. 🙂

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  9. Love Rooster Cogburn but I’m going No.5. Looks like an amazing place and hope you’re having a great time. Did you see Magnum?

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    1. Ha! No, not in sight. We’ve been home for almost a week. I have one more post and then on to a new adventure.

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      1. Loved that show. I’m glad you had a nice time.

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  10. I love #1 but all are very good!

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  11. Just gorgeous! Love the rooster and the story.

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    1. The Rooster is on my desktop screen. He was a plucky young man!

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      1. Perfect for your desktop screen!

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