The Japanese TV Show Chikyu Zekkei Kikou filmed an episode over here. The name roughly translates to Journeys to Earths beautiful places. The episode on Kauai was A Garden Floating in the Pacific. Here is a link to their site.
It was on the air on 7-29-2011.
Of course they had to get me. I started out at Glass Sand Beach. Not really my number one choice of a beautiful spot. It got better as I drove her to my house. The narrator was not actually here or even seen on the show.
She thumbed through my photo album to find a beautiful spot to visit. She chose the Napali Coast. Much better than Glass Sand in my opinion at least. After that I promised to show it to her the next day. I wave goodbye as she drives away.
We snorkeled at Makole. The water was clear. They got a shot of me diving in to get the mooring. They had a sea turtle on the surface. They even had her get into the water and snorkel. The yellow nenue that no one ever believes turned yellow swam around in front of the camera.
At the end of the trip she watched the sunset. Now that was a long trip. There was a green flash that I took a picture of. Later they asked for a better one. I ended up taking another one and they used that. the trick is to underexpose it so the color doesn't get washed out.
They don't usually get dressed up and practice along the Wailua River so don't go there looking for them.
She does do a free hula show at the Coconut marketplace. She also just opened up a little culture center at the Coconut Marketplace too.
They also filmed the Smith's Boats and the Fern Grotto.
Kayaking on the Hanalei River with Harley from Kayak Kauai. Harley also took them to Polihale to look for sunrise shells. It was raining over there too and the road was a bit muddy.
Yesterday there was a very big earthquake in Japan.
This resulted in a devastating tsunami in Japan.
The wave was expected to reach Kauai at about 3:00 am this morning. We met at Port Allen at 1:30 am to get the boats out of the Harbor. The largest waves came by in the night.
This is the same finger pier about 2 minutes after high water.
Fortunately for Hawaii this Tsunami did not do much damage here.
It did continue across the California where waves up to 6 feet were reported in California.