Wai'ale'ale is a dormant shield volcano and the second highest point on the island of Kaua'i, Hawaii. It averages from 450 to 500 inches a rain per year.
Before we got to Kaua'i, the ship's naturalist told us to go there early, because it was usually shrouded in clouds by noon. After getting our rental car, we headed that way.
By late morning, we were standing at the peak, with clouds gathering around us. It was damp, cool, and breathtakingly beautiful.
Because of the excessive rainfall and the rugged topography, there are waterfalls everywhere. Huge waterfalls.
The movie, "Jurassic Park", and many others were filmed here. Kaua'i is known as Hawaii's most beautiful island, and I agree. More tomorrow.