Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hawaii Part Two: Water

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(and one cheesy vacation picture for good measure)

We stayed in Kaua'i (nicknamed The Garden Isle) for seven days and O'ahu for two at the end of our trip. Kaua'i was, without a doubt, the most beautiful place I've visited. We spent the first day learning about the island and exploring a few spots before settling down on the beach and watching the sun set and chickens scramble all around us (most glorious, am now wishing we had room for chickens in our small brooklyn abode). The second day we were up before the sun and off to tour around the island exploring canyons and waterfalls and ending our day with delicious fish and tropical drinks. The third day we went on a kayak trip down the river and to a spot where we hiked to the "secret falls" and later to our very own swimming hole with a rope swing (I was awful with the rope swing and repeatedly lost my top). The fourth day we drove to the north side of the island, visited a beach (where we found George Clooney making his latest movie magic), poked around in a cave and finished our day at a family Luau where Landon and Liam learned how to wiggle their bottoms. The fifth day we went to the beautiful botanical gardens and spent hours roaming the grounds admiring the pretty foliage. The sixth day we took a boat up the coast to the Na Pali Coast (incredible) I spent the majority of the trip ralphing overboard but was able to contain my fluids long enough to peer at the fishies below while snorkeling. The seventh day we took a helicopter tour of the island (anything I could say about that would be insufficient in detailing the outrageous beauty that surrounded us). It was a perfect trip!

49 comments:

  1. Your photos are magical. They're absolutely beautiful.

    The trip sounds perfect. I am incredibly jealous, it sounds like the holiday of a lifetime.

    xxx

    ps. i misread your previous post and thought eeeeee hannah's got kittens!! Enjoy your family's kittens and make sure you get your own very very soon!
    Mine is being very mischievous at the moment - we've just started to let her outside and every time she goes out she climbs a 30ft tree in our garden and we have to climb up and rescue her!

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  2. It really sounds like your trip was perfect and the photos are so much fun! I recently went to the beach but I was too scared to take photos near the water. Did your camera get wet at all? I took a few with my cheap waterproof camera..I still need to develop those.

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  3. totally jealous! love your photos...I'm left dreaming of Hawaii now...

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  4. Oh Hannah.

    Sigh x Infinity.

    Too lovely. Stop that, it's almost heartbreaking.

    Cheers,
    Smog

    p.s. you are one lucky girl!!!!!!

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  5. I'm a new friend! I must say that pleace looks like Paradise to me!!!

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  6. everything looks beautiful! the photos are amazing, Love your blog, it's my favourite ever!
    xoxoxoo

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  7. I just gasped for air... Oh dear, these pictures are too stunning for words. I can only imagine how powerful it must feel to witness those sights with your own eyes.

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  8. beautiful! i have a friend in o'ahu who said i could stay with her if i visit this summer but tickets are so expensive.. should i go? it looks amazing. and your hair is getting so long!

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  9. I always enjoy your photography. These are especially dreamy.

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  10. so beautiful. magical. i can just imagine how much you have enjoyed the trip. having chickens in your apartment would be a bit difficult but cute- it reminded me of "Friends" when Joey and Chandler had a rooster and a duck :)

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  11. Aw, watch a cutie picture at the end...Your top is so bright and lovely.

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  12. I am very happy I found your blog! Your pictures are dreamy!!!!!

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  13. Holidaying perfection! Hope you're feeling rejuvinated (instead of absolutely terrified by the mounds of washing to do after the trip haha)...

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  14. the 6th one is really really amazing. The light, the water, contrasting with the skin...It's PERFECT !I love your photography .

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  15. Looks and sounds like a great trip!

    When looking at your pictures, I think of my own happy Hawaii memories from last october. I loved it so much!

    Mausumi

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  16. miss hannah! your photo's again leave me speechless. which sometimes is a great thing, i'm glad to hear there was so much beauty around you in hawaii that you couldn't find words to describe it - that can only be a good thing.

    the pictures of your friend climbing out of the water onto the rock... INCREDIBLE. looks like an ancient mermaid or some kind of lost boy from peter pan. magical!

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  17. that first picture is amazing! i'm getting all excited about my upcoming forays into tropical wonderland (venezuela! home! finally!), everything is so different down there.

    i hope you're having a great holiday! kudos on always maintaining a high level of gorge even in the heat of the jungle :}

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  18. Lovely pictures! And I love the cheesy one aswell!

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  19. lovely!

    http://shopjoscloset.blogspot.com/

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  20. Oh Hannah, these are beautiful photos! I can't swim so water scares me a little but these photos make me happy.

    xo Jenny

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  21. thats some nasty sunburn in the first shot. thank goodness there is all those beautiful sources of cool, clear, running water on that magical island.

    magnificant photos as always.

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  22. thats some nasty sunburn in the first shot. thank goodness there is all those beautiful sources of cool, clear, running water on that magical island.

    magnificant photos as always.

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  23. I arrived by chance and I love your blog...
    lo.

    www.lovintrash.blogspot.com

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  24. I love the last picture. It reminds me of my parents honeymoon pictures in Hawaii.

    http://www.rainsunae.blogspot.com

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  25. normally i would be completely jealous & full of self-loathing, BUT in your case, i am only very happy for your perfect trip!! thanks for sharing these pics

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  26. Oh goodness, these are gorgeous! Hawaii is magical!

    xoxo,
    S-C

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  27. These photos are so surreal looking! What a magnificent trip.

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  28. wonderful pics!
    breathtaking!

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  29. Stunning pics. What camera do you use?

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  30. wow those photos are magic and it looks like a lot of fun

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  31. Gosh, that all sounds beyond dreamy! Huzzah for vacations!

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  32. Hannerss!! Looks amazing, I cant wait to see you when you get back. Also Ambit has a new blog woot woot, lets be friends

    -Ambit (wray)

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  33. I wish I was somewhere nearly as beautiful as where you guys are!

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  34. wow so beautiful !
    i love hawaii .

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  35. Utterly thrilled to have found your blog...it is like a little gift wrapped packaged of inspiration just waiting to be opened. Looks like you had a magical trip!

    xx

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  36. Such beautiful photos!
    this place looks like paradise!

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  37. You are one of my favourite sources for inspiration. These pictures fit together wonderfully, I particularly love the mystery to the first one.

    Also, hello Hannah's blue fans in the last picture! May I ask is it a top or dress? Or something entirely different. Either way it's so good.

    Sarah

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  38. Thank you everybody for all the sweet remarks on our vacation photos! It's lovely to hear from all of you!
    xo

    ps. sweetheart, the fan top is a vintage wrap that I wore as a beach cover-up!

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  39. Hi,
    I'm don't speak english very well but still.....
    I would like to tell you that your photos are really beautiful.....I am so impressed.
    Good job! I will keep an eye on your blog now.
    Bye bye
    Marion

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  40. The candid shot of you two is so cute! I love your summer kimono! This makes me want to visit Hawaii even more now that you have reinforced that it is a beautiful place where one can avoid all the tourist traps and crowded beaches. Though, some of the romanticism seen in the photos is clearly transmitted from the photographer. : )

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  41. These photos are really extraordinary. I return to some of them on flickr, but as a whole, they really took my breath away.
    Another place that I have to visit before I die...

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