Showing posts from November 19, 2017

Hawaii Part 1 - Kauai

If you’ve ever watched Magnum PI, or Lost, or you’ve seen pretty much any movie about giant monsters made by Hollywood, you’ll be familiar with Hawaii and it’s lush rolling green mountains and big surf.
Some facts about this beautiful range of islands. It’s the most isolated population centre in the world.  A third of the world’s exported pineapples come from here.  The mountain ranges are the tops of the highest mountain range in the world - Mauna Kea on the Island of Hawai’i is the tallest mountain on the planet from base to summit.  Hawaii has its own timezone.  It’s the best place to stargaze, housing the world's biggest telescope and more scientific observatories in one place than anywhere else in the world.
One thing you notice about Hawaii, even in Oahu, is that it is gloriously litter free and there is very little construction.  It's also home to some of the biggest surf in the world and some of the best beaches.  They also grow coffee, have active volcanoes, tons of wa…