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Kauai island (Hawaii)

Kauai island (Hawaii)

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Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian Island chain, and has some of the most unique geographical, natural beauty of any island on earth.
Aside from the being the wettest place on earth - with an average annual rainfall of 440 inches (over 36.5 feet) - the 553 square mile island of Kauai is complete with deserts, rainforests, beaches, swamps, and mountains.

4/12/2015
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Joëlle
Kauai est la plus vieille des îles principales de l'archipel d'Hawaï et la quatrième par la superficie, avec 1 446 km2. Son littoral mesure 177 kilomètres de longueur.

Elle est aussi connue sous le nom de Garden Isle (Île Jardin).

La côte Nord de l’île est plate, juste en bordure de hautes montagnes pointues, très verdoyantes et pleines de cascades.

Au centre de l’île il y a la montagne la plus arrosée au monde, avec plus de 10 mètres de précipitations par an !!

Hanalei est une grande baie, assez ouverte mais protégée par une petite barrière de corail. Le cadre est grandiose, juste à côté de Napali Coast, la côte de falaises qui s’étend à l’Ouest. On peut débarquer en annexe dans l’embouchure d’une grande rivière, ça déferle un peu à l’entrée, mais ça va.

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Wahiawa Bay (Kauai)

Wahiawa Bay is a bay in Hawaii, situated between Weli Point and Glass Beach. Wahiawa Bay is close to Port Allen Small Boat Harbor and Eleele Shopping Center.
Excellent anchorage in strong trades. The NE trade wind blows down the bay but the fetch is so short that no chop can develop ...
5 Dec 15

Port Allen Marina (Kauai)

Located in Port Allen on Kauai's south shore, the Port Allen Marina Center serves the local growing visitor and boating industry. The 23,600 square-foot marina center was completed in August 2002 and is home to a diverse range of local retailers, boating tour companies and gift ...
4 Dec 15

Hanamaulu bay (Kauai)

Just 3 miles north of Nawiliwili is Hanamaulu Bay, an excellent anchorage in westerlies. With no nearby mountains, the winds blow steadily at about the same speed as out at sea.
The bay shoals gradually and predictably to a nice beach park with showers and picnic tables.In westerly ...
5 Dec 15

Ahukini Landing

On the south shore of Hanamaulu bay, semi-protected by a breakwater, is an old warf which was once used for offloading sugar. Now it serves as a place to fish and drink beer.

4 Dec 15

Nawiliwili harbor (Kauai)

Nawiliwili Harbor is home to a small boat harbor and a cruise ship and cargo commercial port.

Located at the mouth of Hule'ia Stream and near Niumalu Beach park, it may look familiar as the backdrop for the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. Kalapaki

Beach is located just ...
4 Dec 15

Waimea bay (Oahu Hawaii)

Waimea bay is located in Haleiwa, on the N shore of Oahu, at the mouth of the Waimea river. Waimea valley extends behind Waiema bay.Waiema means "red water" in Hawaiian.Captain Charles Clerke aboard HMS Resolution stopped at Waimea Bay on February 28, 1779. Clerke had shortly before ...
10 Dec 15

Makaha bay (Oahu Hawaii)

This is a huge anchorage directly in front of a wide valley. The valley was use for bombing practice during WWII. You can still see the observation towers used by the military.
Now, however, a fight has erupted between the government and the Hawaiians over the protection of the ...
10 Dec 15

Pokai Bay, Waianae, Oahu


North part of Pokai Bay beach
Central part of Pokai Bay beach
The Waianae Harbor entrance as seen from inside the Pokai Bay breakwater.
Pokai Bay is a small anchorage in an old harbor on the west side of Oahu. Room for about 4 or 5 boats to anchor. Very protected except ...
5 Dec 08

Kahe Point (Oahu Hawaii)

The prominent smoke stcks of the Hawiian Electric power plant are an obvious landmark. The Mehaffy guide claims that the trade winds are "reduced to a whisper".We anchored in about 9 meters of water so clear that ripples on the sand were easily discernable.
While there's not ...
7 Dec 15

Ko Olina Ocean Marina (Oahu Hawaii)

This is the only "real" marina in Hawaii. It has: floating docks a fuel dock laundry showers gas barbecues easy access to swimming lagoons The marina listens on VHF 71 and likes to clear traffic in and out as there is very little manoeuvering room in the chanel. Commercial traffic ...
7 Dec 15

Kanehoe Bay (Oahu Hawaii)

This bay is on the north east coast of Oahu and is protected by the Mokapu Peninsula.
This bay is very calm and sheltered. Together with the crystal clear water, it makes a very attractive anchorage. There are four marinas here as well as four anchorage areas. Anchor in the North ...
9 Dec 15

Heeia Kea Small Boat Harbor (Oahu Hawaii)

Located on the southwestern shore of Kane'ohe Bay.
Adress  46-499 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744Water, toilets, showers, fuel and pump-out facility.
Call the harbour master for berth allocation.Tel: (808) 233-3603
Fax: (808) 233-3602
Mail: heeia.kea.harbor@hawaii.gov
21 ...
9 Dec 15
Local Area

Hawaii

Hawaii is one of the most isolated group of islands in the world. It's a long way to Hawaii from mainland USA with nothing but open sea between. Winter storms can bring about rough seas and cyclones are a threat in late summer.
Fully serviced marinas are at Honolulu and KoOlina ...
4 Dec 15

NE Pacific Ocean

WindsWinds and currents in the Pacific flow predominantly from East to West. Above the equator Pacific Ocean trade winds blow from the northeast. Below the equator they blow from the southeast. By taking advantage of the different (north and south) directions of the east-flowing winds, ...
25 Oct 17

Niihau island (Hawaii)

Niihau is a private island with an area of 69,5 square miles. This private status has brought on it's nickname of "The Forbidden Island." The island has an entirely Native Hawaiian population. Since 1864 belonging to the Robinson family, whose access is controlled in order to protect ...
6 Dec 15

Oahu island (Hawaii)

Oahu, known as "The Gathering Place", is the third largest of the hawaiian islands, however, it is home to about two-third of the population of the US state of Hawaii, and is the home of Honolulu international airport.The state capital, Honolulu, is on Oahu's southeast coast. Including ...
6 Dec 15

Molokai island (Hawaii)

Molokai, often called the "Friendly Island", is an island in the Hawaiian archipelago.
It is 38 by 10 miles (61 by 16 km) in size at its extreme length and width with a usable land area of 260 square miles (673.40 km2), making it the fifth-largest of the main Hawaiian ...
10 Dec 15

Lanai island (Hawaii)

Lanai island, also known as "Pineapple island" because of its past as an island-wide pineapple plantation.
The island's only settlement of note is the small town of Lānaʻi City.
As of 2012, the island was 98% owned by Larry Ellison (Founder and Chairman of Oracle), with the ...
11 Dec 15
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