The last day of our adventure in Hawai’i. The ship was due to leave at 1.30 so instead of heading out on our own we decided to do a shore excursion. We had heard that the Waimea Canyon was referred to as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific” so we decide to join that excursion. It was the first one we had done on a large tour bus. It is a very different experience from the smaller buses. We travelled along the south coast, visiting a blowhole called the “Spouting Horn”.
We then headed up into the canyon. It was certainly spectacular, with beautiful colours.
We returned to the ship in time for departure. Peter didn’t get a chance to play golf, but it was probably a good thing. Though he does say that he would have enjoyed it!
We were disappointed that we hadn’t seen the Na Pali coast, but we were in for a surprise. The reason the ship left early was to give it time to sail past the Na Pali coast. It was incredible. It was a little hazy so the photos don’t do it justice.
Peter has nicknamed this one “The Three Dwarves”.
To give you some idea of the scale, there is a boat on the sand in this next photo.