We took the family to Kauai for our 50th Anniversary and stayed in a fabulous ground floor condo at Lae Nani, right on the beach. With three grand children much of the time was spent at beaches – snorkeling and surfing. I will spare you from those photos. Kauai is generally know as the “Garden Isle” because of the lush vegetation and agricultural produce. It is the northern most island in the Hawaii chain and the first to form from an undersea volcano. The volcanic peak remnant is 5148 feet high. Up to 460 inches of rain per year have carved many deep canyons – Waimea Canyon is over 3000 feet deep. Much of the time the canyon is covered in clouds. The first sugar can plantation was established in 1835. Sugar cane has been replaced with coffee plantations, the largest is 3,400 acres. The photos are almost all from a sunset cruise along the Na Pali coast on the northwest side and the Waimea Canyon, known as the Grand Canyon of Hawaii. I was blessed with great lighting for both places.