Subject: great page
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 1998 10:40:37 EST
I really enjoyed your web page. I was wondering if you knew where to stay on the north shore in order to be able to see the sun setting into the ocean without being obstructed by the coastline? Is this only possible in Ha'ena point? I'm considering staying at the hanalei colony resort and wondering what the sun setting view is from that point of shore(at the end of April). Thanks again for the enjoyable tour of the North Shore. :-)
The maps on Howard Faria's web site may be of some help. I'd suggest your best bet is to contact one or more of the local real estate outfits, many of whom handle rental of homes and privately owned condos. You can track a number of them down from the Hawaii section of my GETAWAYS travel page.
Good luck in your hunt,
Doug Wilson, The Makai Guy
Subject: Studio on the ocean edge
Date: Sat, 07 Feb 1998
From: Howard C Roche Jr
Very Informative! Great site! I am also a frequent visitor to the Islands, mostly Maui. I had the chance to visit Kauai in 1995 and truly enjoyed the North Shore. I am planning another trip at the end of this month and I plan on hiking the Kalalau. While there in 95 I made the 4 mile hike to the waterfall and I have been looking forward to hiking the entire trail . But I would like to rent a small studio right on the ocean for a few days and I was wondering if you have any suggestions. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have been searching but a little local knowlage would be great!
Mahalo ! !
Woods Hole MA
Since we own at a timeshare development in Princeville, I have no personal knowledge of the rental situation on The North Shore. You might benefit from a quick visit to the Hawaii section of my GETAWAYS travel page where I have collected some links to, among other things, some vacation home rental firms. If nothing else, you can spend a nice evening dreaming about the pictures you can find in some of them.
Good luck in your quest.
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 1998 12:56:16
From: Wendy W. Henderson
Thanks for your North Shore page, looking forward to a visit, your suggests are apreciated!
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997
From: Chuck & Ann Neuenschwander
We will be returning early March for our 4th visit, after being married at the Grotto nearly 10 years ago. We'll stay mostly in the same fantastic condo as on the previous trips. However, this time I want to try something different.
Do you recommend tenting at the waterfall on the Napali? If so, where do we write (e-mail?) for a permit. Is there some concern for safety? We'll hike, at least, to the waterfall this time, as we decided last time that was a prerequisite for any future trip there. We walked about half-way there last time. This time we plan to have appropriate shoes.
I would like to stay in a different place our first night there. I remember some cabins being for rent at Waimea canyon. Can you tell me how to locate info on them? Are there any specific cabins you would recommend?
I have links from my web site to information on both camping and cabins on Kauai. Can't recommend any specific Waimea cabin, as I've never stayed in them. You might also like to check out a letter I received from a nice lady named Judy Yero after her return from a Napali hike.
Have a great time on your trip,
Doug Wilson, The Makai Guy
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997
From: Roseville California Guy
Hello Makai Guy,
Gimme da truth. How much does it rain on the north shore of Kauai. Especially near Kilauea where my friend wants to sell me his home.
From Roseville California Guy
In the summer time, at least, any time we've been there it would often be raining up in the mountains, but seldom out at the edge of the island where the beaches and most of the golf courses and homes are. Short lived showers are not uncommon as the edge of a mountain cloud may occasionally blow out from the center of the island, but a minute or two later the sun is out again.
Good luck with your decision,
Doug Wilson, the Makai Guy
Subject: Kauai trip
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 14:33:11 -0600
From: Lunn, Steven P
Dear Makai Guy, This is a note to let you know that my girlfriend and I just got back from a week on Kauai, and I wanted to thank you for your North Shore page! I had not been to Hawaii in 20 (!!??!!) years, and had never been to the Garden Isle before...so your little travelogue was quite helpful and informative. Just to let you know, if you were unaware of it, Charo's is now the North Shore Grill or something to that effect.
As for unknown places - when you hit Kauai next time, head for a bookstore. There are a number of excellent guide books available.
Subject: Kaua'i dreamer
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 1997
From: Yvette Keller Dear Makai Guy,
Thank you for putting together such a fabulous site on the north coast of Kaua'i!
I have been dying to get back to the island since I first visited it with my parents well over 10 years ago.
As a kid, you don't get to do all the fun things you want, first because you're a kid, and second because after all, you're on vacation with your *parents*!
I've decided to remedy this by going back this February, for my 25th birthday, hopefully with a large group of friends around my age.
Have you actually hiked the entire 11 mi. trail into the Kalalau Valley?
The Makai Guy
Subject: Reading your Kauai page
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997
Hi, this is the first time I have ever written to someone from a web page. I had to say that I feel the same way many on your wriiters do about the North Shore. I have been there three times and it is truely a place that captures your heart the first time you go. I has a certain tranquility that is most serene. I have stayed at Hanalai Colony Resort before the hurricane came. I would like to visit this winter and bring my teenagers but am concerned about the rough waters. I think I would opt to stay on the South Shore. Can you tell me a place where I can be on the beach and away from the commercializm a little bit, I know it will not be the same as the north shore but I think i would be concerned on a daily basis to have my son being persuaded to enter that tumultuous water. PLease give me your take on this. HOw about Embassy Suites on poi pu point? I have heard good and bad. Thanks and hope to hear from you. kupaluau
I have a number of lodging links in the Hawaii section of my Getaways travel page. Perhaps one of them could help in your quest. Current address of this page is:
The Makai Guy
Subject: Hiking in Kauai
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 22:26:45
I'll be visiting Kauai for the second time this year and I'm interested in doing some hiking, at least the kind that's not so strenuous since I've no experience in hiking to boast of. I've been told one must not do so alone. However, I'll be there alone and I don't think I should deprive myself of the experience. I think I can benefit from your advice.
If nobody should hike alone, I guess you'll be fine by yourself.
My advice would be to stay on well-travelled trails (the 2-mile beginning stretch of the Kalalau Trail that goes to Hanakapiai Beach would qualify) and don't tackle anything that forces you to climb a steeper slope than you're comfortable with.
All of the trails on Kauai will impregnate your shoes with red iron-rich dirt that you'll never get out, so keep that in mind when choosing footwear. The trails are rocky, so good ankle support is a good idea. But don't be intimidated by all this, just consider yourself to be going for a pleasant stroll in the park - rest when tired, and don't over-extend yourself. DO take a small daypack with plenty of drinking water (I like to just fill one or two 2-liter soft drink bottles).
Subject: north shore-kauai
Date: Sun, 03 Aug 1997
Hi, I really enjoyed your website and articles. I had to sign off before I finished, and would you believe, I can't find you again! So, please, can you give me your website address? I don't even remember how I found you in the first place!
You'll find my North Shore Kauai site at: http://members.toast.net/fdw/northsh.
Subject: your web page
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997
From: Amy Church & King Turner
I really enjoyed your tour, I printed out the page and archived in my Kauai info file. My fiance and I are planning our honeymoon on Kauai, and after visiting dozens of web pages, we're about ready to elope and move the honeymoon up!
We are on a budget, so we plan to hike and camp for half our visit to extend the length of time we can stay. We are looking forward to hiking the Kalalau Trail to the end and back. Do you think we could spend 5 days on the trail, stopping a long the way? Or perhaps you have advice on other places to hike and camp as well.
Quite honestly, one of the reasons we're going to Hawaii is to check out the job situation there, to see about the possibility of moving to the Pacific. My searches inyo honeymoon information have only increased my desire to move...I wonder to myself "Why am I here in Boston, when I could be in Hawaii?" We'll see...
Thanks in advance for any advice you send our way!
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 1997 12:49:38 -0700
From: Sharon Marcus, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for this site. It was almost as wonderful as a return trip to Kauai. I relived a trip I made there a couple of years ago. I long to return because I have never felt so relaxed and "at home" anywhere. Is there a similar site(s) for the rest of the Island?
I certainly agree with you. Never has any other place grabbed our emotions like the Garden Isle (the Canyon Country of southern Utah comes darned close, though ...)
I searched and searched for a good Kauai site, and finally decided I had to create one myself. I don't know of any other similar sites for the rest of the island - if I find any, I'll be sure to provide links to them. If you come across a good one I'm not already linking to, I'd LOVE to hear about it.
Date: 17 Jun 1997, 20:26:00
From: Jann Calandro
Subject: (Guestbook entry)
That's quite a great service that you are providing- It is very hard to describe the beauty that Kauai offers to people who have never experienced it before. My husband and I were fortunate enough to visit back in 1984. And, I am happy to report that we will be going back again, this time with our daughter who is 11 yrs. old, and is very excited to be gooing to such a special place. I was wondering if you had any favorite restaurants that you frequent, or care to reccomend any brunches that you are especially fond of. We will be coming to Kauai in July and have rented a house in Princeville. We had considered the Colony, but thought it might be just a little to quite.... Do you know much about the night life? Looking forward to conversing with another "convert" to island of Kauai. Mahalo! Jann
As for nightlife, we are usually so whipped after a day of golfing, hiking, or beaching and snorkeling, that we tend to crash pretty early. One of these years we're going to make it to the luau at the Tahiti Nui - supposedly there is lots of local talent and a more authentic experience than the tourist hoopla dished out at the glitzier places.
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 20:35:16 -0400
From: Anne Gaffney
Subject: "Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated"
Just visited your site for the first time and loved it! I visited Kauai with my husband for the first time in Aug '95 and became an immediate convert. We purchased a week at the Marriott Beach Club, which we love, but that was before we experienced the lure of the North shore! We stayed at the Princeville Hotel for a few nights and grew to love Hanalai. I long to return, especially after re-living the experience through your North Shore tour. I'm sending a copy to my sister, in hopes that she will honeymoon there!
Hopefully we will find ourselves there again soon .
Our original plan for this year had us on Kauai right about now. But a job transfer, building a home at new location, selling old one, etc etc etc has caused us to put the trip off til November. This will be the first time we've been there in non-summer months, so we're looking forward to some new experiences.
Maybe sometime we'll be on the island at the same time and can trade mai tais on each others' lanais.
The Makai Guy
[Note: I responded to a message from this writer on the Timeshare Users Group bulletin board, which led her to email me directly. If you are "into" timesharing, you owe it to yourself to check out this web site. Tell them the Makai Guy sent you (grin).]
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 07:12:52 -0700
From: betty sue walton
Subject: January in Kauai
Thanks for the reply on Jan in Kauai. We are really looking forward to our trip. I have also enjoyed your website. I'm going to print it out to take with me.When you return in Nov please let us know how it was, and , what is new. Would a 4-wheel drive rental be good to have or would a reg car be good? Thanks for the info. Hope to meet you and your family there some day.
Betty & Shelby from Ga.
Date: 10 Jun 1997, 20:40:00
From: Norb Woolsey
Subject: (Guestbook entry)
You did a great job on our favorite island, and location. We always stay in Princeville, have the last 4 years and again this year. The green flash is NO joke, we've seen it twice, once on Kona and once on Cozumel, Mexico. Keep up the good work.
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 1997 09:01:54 -0400
From: Marsha Long
Subject: Kauai :)
Imagine our surprise and delight to find your website containing these beautiful pictures of Kauai. We just returned from there 3 days ago after visiting Hawai for the first time last week to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. I happened to catch your web site address while reading an Infinet newsgroup posting.
We were only on Kauai for 24 hours, but fell immediately in love with the island, driving around in a rental car and taking lots and lots of shots with our camera and camcorder. Being there such a short time, we had lots to see and missed quite a bit, I'm sure.
We just wanted to take the time to thank you for the work you put into this web page, and to share our love of Kauai with you.
Mahalo (and I hope I spelled that correctly),
Marsha and John Long
Date: 13 May 1997, 13:05:00
Subject: (Guestbook entry)
Loved this web site!! Could totally relate to the inability to express what Kalalau Trail is like. Been there twice and get heart-sick when I see pictures. Thanks for the memories!!
Date: Sat, 03 May 1997 09:18:33 -0700
From: Char Mansfield
WOW! Your virtual tour of Kauai is the best I've seen! (and if you could see my bookmarks, you'd know I've seen a lot!) My husband were there last year for only 5 days, but, like you, were captivated by Kauai and bought a time share, so now we HAVE to go back each year! We're leaving May 28 and will be there for 2 weeks! I'll email you when we return.
Your photos are magnificent! I especially appreciate that they're small to reduce loading time. My fav, of course, is the double rainbow. Can I get a copy of the negative. I just have to have that photo in my den!
Bert & Char Mansfield
We have two weeks also - a one bedroom condo and a two bedroom cottage, both at Makai Club in Princeville. We can only get there once every few years, but we've got our own GREAT place to stay when we do go, and a place that trades *very* well on the years we can't. We were planning to go in June and would have overlapped with you, in fact, but because of a job transfer this summer, we've rescheduled this back to November. Have never been to the Islands any time other than summer before, so should be interesting.
Hope you enjoy your trip - let us know how it turns out.
I could probably be talked into selling you a copy of that print if you are really interested, after your return. You may take some pix of your own that would make mine less desirable (grin).
Mahalo and aloha,
The Makai Guy
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 1997 16:19:31 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: RE: Upcoming visit to Kauai
Aloha Makai Guy!
It is obvious you love Kauai. You have a great page and lots of great info. I have bookmarked your page for future reference.
Could you give me you input? I have reserved accomodations at the River Estate Bed & Breakfast. Are you familiar with them? Are they great as their web page indicates?
After I sent it, I read your mail bag and realized that you must get tons of email with the same type of question. I appreciate your courtesy.
Well, I practically beg people to write me, so I can hardly fail to respond, can I? (grin)
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 1997 01:12:42 -0500 (EST)
From: (Name withheld)
Subject: your lovely page
please don't post name and address. I just had to tell you what a lovely experience it was to go to Hawaii. I never wanted to go before. Funny I would stumble on it at this late hour, my son is in Hawaii on business for 3 weeks. Thank you for all the work and photos you have. I will definitely bookmark your website. About me? I am just a rank beginner, having a ball in the middle of the night.
When we visited the Islands for the first time, in 1984, we just expected one more "nice" visit to another "nice" place. Never did we dream it would create such a hold on us. It should be interesting to see if it has the same effect on your son. Hope he has some free time to explore a bit - there's MUCH more to Hawaii than Honolulu!
Date: Sunday, 23 February, 1997 1:55 AM
Subject: Re: your lovely page
Thanks for the reply. It had the same effect on him. He wants to have a shaved ice machine and just sit on top of a mountain the rest of his life. He is serious about wanting to get back. Fortunately his wife was able to accompany him and she is as far gone as he is. Yes he traveled all the islands in his work and just loved working if you could call it that. Thanks again for the lovely pictures, I can still see them. Have fun.
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 19:32:00 -0700
From: John Librett
Great Web page! My wife and I are heading to your paradise in July. We will be diving on the Kona Coast for about five days and will then be hanging-up our regulators for hiking boots. We will be traveling to Kaua'i for five days of hiking and camping. I have one question - what could we expect for airfare from from Hawaii to Kauai? Again, thank you for the great webpage, the time and effort it took to create it is much appreciated. John.
If you are taking your own diving gear such that you'll have it with you, the Tunnels beach area mentioned on my page is supposed to be a good spot - I know it goes deeper than I wish to go with just a snorkle (of course, I AM a bit of a wuss in that regard ...)
As I recall, the interisland fare for non-residents was about $89 one way, two years ago on Aloha Airlines. Residents get a nice price break, subsidised by the state, I assume. Aloha has a web site at http://www.alohaair.com/. but I can't find mention of the fare there.
Enjoy your visit to paradise!
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997
Subject: I need some work on Kauai!
I finally graduated college. I would consider it the opportunity of a lifetime and the fulfillment of a dream to be able to support my stay.
If you know where I should direct my inquiry, will you please send me -mail?
Thanks very much and great site.
Good luck in your quest.
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 (or thereabouts ...)
From: RUSS PRICE
Subject: Vacation, Kauai
We enjoyed your page on the North Shore. We are trying to find a timeshare or condo for rent in Kauai. Do you have any to recommend?
Thank you for your assistance.
Russ and Cindy
I also maintain a travel page called GETAWAYS
(http://members.toast.net/fdw/travel.htm) that has some links to condo
rentals in the Hawaii section. Have a look especially at Jim Pycha's
Emmalani Kai, and the Anini Vacation Rentals links. There's lots of
condo rental info available on the net, and you can have a ball sorting
Another source of information that may work for you is magazines. If
you have a large magazine source nearby, see if you can pick up a
travel-related magazine or two. Normally, they have classified ads in
the back where you can find lots of rentals (we subscribe to Hawaii Mag
and it is LOADED).
Have fun in paradise,
The Makai Guy
I also maintain a travel page called GETAWAYS (http://members.toast.net/fdw/travel.htm) that has some links to condo rentals in the Hawaii section. Have a look especially at Jim Pycha's Emmalani Kai, and the Anini Vacation Rentals links. There's lots of condo rental info available on the net, and you can have a ball sorting thru it.
Another source of information that may work for you is magazines. If you have a large magazine source nearby, see if you can pick up a travel-related magazine or two. Normally, they have classified ads in the back where you can find lots of rentals (we subscribe to Hawaii Mag and it is LOADED).
Have fun in paradise,
[This one is a little different. It's an outbound message from me to the CBO Kauai folks.]
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 15:44:17 -0500 (EST)
From: Doug Wilson <MakaiGuy@iName.com>
Subject: North Shore Kauai pages
Being a curious sort (that's MY description, others would say "nosy"), every so often I do an AltaVista search for the URL of my web pages, to see who has linked to them. Today I found the link from your Taro Patch pages to my "shrine" to your beautiful North Shore.
I am truly humbled that you thought my pages were in sufficient harmony with the vision and goals of your CBO net that you wished to link to them. Promoting a tourist location is always such a touchy endeavor - one wishes to share the beauty and ambience with others, but fears that the very act of doing so may help destroy that which we so greatly loved in the first place. I have tried to strike a balance in my text, but it probably is still slanted toward the hit-and-run tourist, I fear.
I have thoroughly explored your site and have great appreciation for what you are attempting to do. If I have helped in some minor way, I am very glad.
Mahalo and aloha,
Doug Wilson, "The Makai Guy"
p.s. I'll be adding a link to your site - I think your efforts are worth promoting, and should be of interest to at least SOME of my more enlightened visitors.
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 01:23:13 -0800
From: Kenyatta Whiteside
Your web page is great. Thank you very much for taking the time to do such a good job.
Thanks for taking the time to drop me a note. It really is appreciated.
Mahalo and aloha,
The Makai Guy
I just viewed your web site in preperation for my 2 week trip to kauai and wanted to say thanks.
It's easy to observe but is often better clasified as a "green glow" that takes place in the last seconds of the sun setting. Depending on the atmospheric conditions it can last from a few micro seconds to several seconds.
Hope you have a chance to experience it someday.
thanks again for all the helpful info.
Heh heh. Yeah, I know it's real - a little "artistic license" was used in the text of the site. Have a GREAT visit. Maybe SOMEDAY I'll also be able to visit during whale-watching season.
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 1996 03:15:48 -0500
From: Jim & Mel Febbroriello, email@example.com
Subject: Aloha from Ct.
I really have enjoyed viewing your site on the web. I can tell you are really very fond of Kauai.
Doug, the Makai Guy
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1996 23:53:09 -0500
From: Michael Fenichel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: North Shore Kauian Tour
I just went looking all over Hawaiian sites, Aloha.Net, etc., and wanted to highlight something on a "Travel" section I maintain for fun. I didn't like most because like they were ads for one hotel or many hotels, and very little flavor of Hawaii--the importance of wind, sea, aloha, etc.
Just now I have stumbled across your page and nearly died--it is so beautiful and explains Kauai very well to those on the mainland who have never visited, and also shares the "Jewel" of the North shore with those of us who remember it well.
I have just put it up, as I said, as a link, with a very positive description (true, of course). Your work is as beautiful as the island!
Mahalo for the enthusiastic note. I had a lot of fun putting my site together, and it's nice to know that it brings some measure of pleasure to those lucky folks who manage to stumble across it.
I have a great many slides from Kauai, Big Island, Maui, and Oahu. Someday I'll scan them and put up a Hawaii page of my own, maybe with quotes from Michener, or Princess Liliuokalani, Last Queen, or with my own travel stories and those of my friends, or just a photo gallery... I'll get to it in the next year or so!
But for now, I'm pleased to have a link to your page...hope you get some extra visitors, and I will tell my friends to check out your page. It's beautiful.
You may enjoy some of the Travel and New York City links which are up on my own page, near where I put a link to your page:
And Happy Thanksgiving!
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 1996 10:34:09 +0000
Subject: Excellent page
My husband and I are planning a trip to Kauai in January and I just found your Web site. This was the best Web site I've found on Kauai, and I can't wait to hike the trail along the Na Pali coast. You have inspired me! Also, I think I'll book reservations at the Hanalei Colony Resort because of your description (I was tossed up between there and Waimea Planatation Cottages).
Also, one note: your link to the green flash needs to be updated. The Web site your linked to has changed addresses and it was a little tough to find.
Thanks for your great work! I truly appreciated it.
[Note: Although I 'fixed' the Green Flash link by finding another site dealing with the subject, THAT address was only good for several weeks before IT went dead too!. As I write this, I've changed to yet a THIRD green flash page! Ah, the joys of maintaining a web site ...]
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996
From: Chele Crisafi, email@example.com
Subject: What an HONOR!!!!
WOW! I am truely honored by being the first! Woo woo! Thank you! Mahalo nui loa! I don't know what to say .. .. except ...(bowing..and saying very slowly ... "Thank you... Thank you very much) ;) Your page is awesome! I'm even more impressed than I was the first time!
[In the off chance that anyone out there is interested, here is the banner in question. Kinda loses its punch when displayed against my North Shore background, though ..]
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 21:23:04 -0500
From: Hank Drayton, HankDfrmSD@aol.com
With my son and daughter in law, who live in Princeville, I run a Vacation Rental at Princeville. I am always looking for ways to tell folks about our place, and recently set up a page under "Vacation Rentals by Owner" (vrbo.com). Their program calls for each new listing to provide a link to two other web sites that describe the area where the listing is located. Of course, one was mine, but I spent about two or three hours browsing other web sites about Kauai and the North Shore, looking for a site that would provide the real flavor of the place. Yours was, without a doubt, the best!
I have been visiting Kauai since the sixties, and it is, in my opinion, unique. My wife and I spend about six months a year on Oahu, where we have a house in Kailua, and we usually get over to Princeville each year. I too spent my first time on the north shore at Hanalei Colony Resort, back in the days before Charo. My son was living in Haena then, in a little house around the corner from Billie Jean King's "King Hale". A year later he moved to Princeville, eventually bought a house there, and one thing led to another.
From some of the questions in your mailbag, perhaps the following would help: Someone sent me some NOAA Rainfall Data for "Princeville Ranch", Hawaii. Perhaps if I come across a scanner I can send you the whole thing, but here's an excerpt that might come in handy: This comes from data over 30 years, up through 1990.
Over 30 years of data, the following table gives the number of days in each month with rainfall greater than "x" inches. x = 0.1 x = 0.5 x = 1.0 Jan 4-17 0-6 0-5 Feb 2-14 0-9 0-5 Mar 4-22 1-12 0-7 Apr 12-19 1-9 0-5 May 8-16 1-5 0-3 Jun 7-15 0-5 0-2 Jul 12-20 0-7 0-4 Aug 8-22 0-6 0-5 Sep 8-18 1-7 0-4 Oct 7-18 1-6 0-4 Nov 7-20 2-10 1-6 Dec 1-16 0-7 0-7What this means to me is that there will be lots of days, in almost any month, when you will get "a little bit" (a tenth of an inch) of rain, but not very many even in the winter, when you get lots. It was surprising to me how little variation there is from summer to winter. The figures for August are almost the same as the figures for January!
As I said, your site was without doubt the best I found. Thank you for providing that special flavor of that special island! I hope my link to you brings something good your way.
I've been looking at your web page. It took some time to finally locate you, but thank goodness because the info you provide is quite useful. We're planning a hiking trip to Kauai in December/January but I still have a few questions, particularly regarding transportation to/from trails and parking availability. Would you be willing/able to answer such questions? Or can you recommend someone who could? We'd be very grateful...
Jackie in England
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996
From: Joel Cross
What a great site. Thanks for the information and beautiful photos. We are spending Labor Day in Kaneohe, Oahu with friends who just moved over, then heading for five days in Hanalei. Yours is the best information I've found on exactly what we want to do-see the North Shore and the trails.
Then on Sep 10, 1996, Joel filled us in on how the trip went:
Just returned from a week in Hanalei.
We duplicated many of the photo's on your page, and appreciated the quick guide. The hike to Hanakapiai Falls was excellent, and more of a challenge due to intermittent heavy rain. Beautiful. The Dolphin is indeed open and serving excellent seafood; the Hanalei Gourmet was fun with nightly local music.
We also enjoyed Zelo's porch more than once.
I'm delighted you had a good visit, and that perhaps I helped in some
small way. Mahalo for the report!
I'm delighted you had a good visit, and that perhaps I helped in some small way. Mahalo for the report!
On Sun, 11 Aug 1996, LEE STEINBERG wrote:
Many thanks for the kind words and truly magnificent Web Page. Being a resident of Kauai it was a double treat to see what I have almost "taken for granted" through your eyes. It made me all the more appreciate what it is we have to offer here. It is staying much the same and seems to be doing it gracefully.
As you can tell, Kauai is a very special place to me. Heck, I even named my little shareware operation Makai Software, although nobody here in Ohio even knows how to pronounce it, let alone what it means.
We'll be making our next assault on the Tunnels Beachhead next summer.
Hardcore mail junkies can browse through even older mail by visiting the OLD MAILBAG, though why you'd want to actually do that is beyond me!
If you have something to add, you can use my quick and easy Feedback Form or you can email me directly at MakaiGuy@iName.com.