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My Summer Vacation

Went to Kauai with my father, step-mother, their electrician friend, Robby, and my wonderful partner, Loretta. We stayed at the Waimea Plantation Cottages on the West side of the island. The cottages were cute .  It had just the right amount of rustic to make it feel homey, but not so much that it felt run down.  We cooked yummy food in the kitchen, played Boggle on the porch, and nearly all injured ourselves playing volley ball on the beach there.

We had some great adventures. Our 10 plus mile Awa’ awapuhi – Nu’alolo loop hike probably took the prize. We decided to jog the first half, encountered pig hunters with a pack of 15 or so dogs that looked at me as though I were a wild pig, saw wild goats, crossed part of the path that was about a foot wide and had a slope toward the big drop off, and were so tired at the end I had doubts about our ability to finish the hike. The views were amazing, the trail was fun and full of life, and it was a great way to get some exercise – my legs are still sore.

One funny little thing about Kauai is that there are chickens and roosters running loose over the entire island.

Another fun fact – the Oaho International Airport seemed more like a deserted outpost from the 1960’s or 70’s than a functioning ariport.  See TSA officer sleeping in front of a fan.

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  • Hans Friedrich - Love the super shallow depth of field on some of these shots (wild boar piglet in particular), beautiful representation of the island. Did you have a favorite lens on the trip?May 22, 2009 – 12:29 pm

  • gabrielharber - I shot mostly with my 35-70 2.8, but the piglet shot were done with my 50mm 1.4 (which I really love). When shooting with the 50mm, I usually shoot at f2 for nice lens performance and sexy depth of field.May 22, 2009 – 12:36 pm

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