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Hawaiian Fever, Part Four.

7.18.2009

The beach at Kiahuna Plantation The condo we stayed at is right against an idyllic beach in Poipu. It had great amenities - a hut near the beach to rent gear from, community grills, an on-site bar and restaurant, and even an orchid and cactus garden. My only complaint is that the furniture was not very comfortable. But this is easily avoided by spending more time sitting on the giant lanai or, better yet, snorkeling.

Avocados on a tree Near Poipu is old Koloa town, where we did a bit of exploring and shopping. Actually, it would be more correct to say I did a bit of shopping, and the husband did a bit of photography. Anyway, an astonishing variety of fruit bearing trees grow all over Hawaii - such as coconut, pineapple, avocado, and papaya. Here are some avocados growing in old Koloa town square near Poipu.

Spouting Horn Just a quick drive from Poipu is a water fountain created by waves rushing through a lava tube called Spouting Horn. This shot a good 20 feet into the air. I'm told that in the sugar plantation days, there was an even more fabulous water fountain, but a plantation manager had it destroyed because the spray was damaging the crops. Boo!

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